by Jon Rappoport
December 13, 2012
The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX
REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional
the 29th District
Nominated for a
Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative
reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics,
medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly,
Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines
in the US and Europe.
Jon has delivered
lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic,
and creative power to audiences around the world.
If you have a child, don't let
him/her see a psychiatrist. Ever...
Read Mike Adams' new article about psychiatry (Psychiatry
It's one of the best I've ever read, and I've been researching this
pseudoscience for 20 years.
Then read this one,
too. It's also excellent. I wrote it.
Yes, I know, I'm bragging, which is a sign of a mental disorder:
Self-Inflation at the Expense of Sacred Psychiatry Disorder. The
preferred treatment is electroshock therapy and
re-programming. I'm opting for a walk in the park coupled with two
doses of outrage at these fake doctors who poison brains and believe
Here is a clue. The government gives psychiatry its fake legitimacy.
That's how the game works. The government blesses the medical
licensing boards that award psychiatrists permission to drug your
children, alter their brains, poison them, and of course make all
the fake diagnoses in the first place.
Without the government, these fakes would sink into the waves and be
gone forever. Nobody in his right mind or wrong mind would ever step
into a psychiatrist's office. It would be like volunteering to
stumble out on to a mine field seeded with explosives.
Media, naturally, go along with the psychiatric hoax. Thousands of
articles keep coming out of the hopper to support the authoritative
pronouncements of these deranged monsters with medical degrees and
"training" in diagnosing mental illnesses.
There are no mental illnesses or disorders. There never have been.
There are people with problems, there are people who suffer, there
are people who are in desperate circumstances, there are people who
have severe nutritional deficiencies, there are people who have been
poisoned by various chemicals, there are people who have been abused
and ignored, there are people who have been told there is something
wrong with them, there are people who are different and can't deal
with the conforming androids in their midst, but there are no mental
It's a billion-dollar fiction. It's
a gigantic steaming pile of bullshit. Always has been.
There is not a single diagnostic test for any so-called mental
disorder. Never has been. No blood test, no urine test, no saliva
test, no brain scan, no genetic test. No science.
So why hasn't psychiatry been destroyed and outlawed? Because there
is money in it. Big money.
Pharmaceutical money. And because the
public is in a trance. Mothers and fathers are quite willing to take
their children to these brain poisoners... lambs to the slaughter.
The silence of the lambs.
People are entranced by so-called professionals with fancy degrees
who speak technical babble. It all seems real. Because if it weren't
real, then...what? People would be forced to admit they are living
in a fantasy. And people don't want to admit that. They would rather
die than admit that.
But that's what psychiatry is. An elaborate fantasy. If every
psychiatrist in the world vanished tomorrow, the world would
immediately become a far healthier place.
If every celebrity who outrageously whores for psychiatry would stop
on a dime, the world would be a far healthier place right away.
You think Dr. Phil is a fake? He's nothing compared to psychiatrists
with their prescription pads. He's a saint by comparison. The drugs
are brain poisons. If you really want to know the truth about the
drugs, go to breggin.com and read everything Dr.
Peter Breggin has
ever written about the drugs.
He covers the whole slimy waterfront.
There is some horrendous handwriting on wall. Believe me. You can
see it all around you if you look. The shrinks are treating younger
and younger children with the brain poisons, every day. They're
diagnosing children who are practically toddlers and they're
drugging them. They're ripping their brains. It's happening. You may
not want to know about it, but it's there. It's a crime on the order
And the bastards at the FDA and the bastards who train doctors in
medical schools are going along with it. They're accomplices to the
ongoing crime. They have blood on their hands.
Here is a story Dr. Breggin told in his classic book,
It says it all:
"Roberta was a college student,
getting good grades, mostly A's, when she first became depressed
and sought psychiatric help at the recommendation of her
university health service.
She was eighteen at the time, bright
and well motivated, and a very good candidate for psychotherapy.
She was going through a sophomore-year identity crisis about
dating men, succeeding in school, and planning a future. She
could have thrived with a sensitive therapist who had an
awareness of women's issues.
"Instead of moral support and insight, her doctor gave her
Haldol. Over the next four years, six different physicians
watched her deteriorate neurologically without warning her or
her family about tardive dyskinesia [motor brain damage] and
without making the [tardive dyskinesia] diagnosis, even when she
was overtly twitching in her arms and legs.
Instead they switched her from one
neuroleptic to another, including Navane, Stelazine, and
Eventually a rehabilitation therapist became
concerned enough to send her to a general physician, who made
the diagnosis [of medical drug damage]. By then she was
permanently physically disabled, with a loss of 30 percent of
"...my medical evaluation described her condition: Roberta is a
grossly disfigured and severely disabled human being who can no
longer control her body. She suffers from extreme writhing
movements and spasms involving the face, head, neck, shoulders,
limbs, extremities, torso, and back-nearly the entire body.
She had difficulty standing,
sitting, or lying down, and the difficulties worsen as she
attempts to carry out voluntary actions. At one point she could
not prevent her head from banging against nearby furniture. She
could hold a cup to her lip only with great difficulty. Even her
respiratory movements are seriously afflicted so that her speech
comes out in grunts and gasps amid spasms of her respiratory
Roberta may improve somewhat after
several months off the neuroleptic drugs, but she will never
again have anything remotely resembling a normal life."
If the smug scum who run the NY Times
put THAT story on the front page right under a huge headline, we
might see something good happen in this country.
Chronic whiners want to claim the government has to protect
everybody all the time, as if that were possible, as if that were
really the government's aim. These whiners are busy-bodies,
meddlers, and self-made victims. They sometimes pose as scientists.
They love psychiatry.
They equate psychiatry with government.
You know, "share and care."
They assert that government knows best. At bottom, they're vicious
little idiots. But they're very useful idiots, because the
government welcomes their help in keeping the populace in line.
And psychiatry is a cardinal strategy in that regard. Chemical
straitjackets for the lambs.
The silence of the lambs...
The Liar's Liar
- Dr. Allen Frances -
by Jon Rappoport
February 27, 2012
BIGGEST LIAR IN AMERICA?
WHO IS DR. ALLEN FRANCES?
The medical cartel, one of a handful of evolving
super-cartels that strive for more power every day, is rife with so
much fraud it’s astounding.
In the psychiatric arena, for example,
an open secret has been bleeding out into public consciousness for
the past ten years. I should know. I’m one of the people who has
been exposing the secret:
THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE PHYSICAL TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED
And along with that:
ALL SO-CALLED "MENTAL DISORDERS" ARE ARBITRARILY INVENTED, NAMED,
LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists,
from menus of human behaviors.
Their findings are published in periodically updated editions of
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), printed
by the American Psychiatric Association.
For years, even psychiatrists have been blowing the whistle on this
hazy crazy process of “research.”
Of course, pharmaceutical companies, who manufacture highly toxic
drugs to treat every one of these fictional disorders, are leading
the charge to invent more and more mental-health categories, so they
can sell more drugs and make more money.
But we have a mind-boggling twist. One of the great psychiatric
honchos, who has been out in front inventing mental disorders, has
gone public. He’s blown the whistle on himself and his colleagues.
His name is Dr.
Allen Frances, and he made VERY interesting
statements to Gary Greenberg, author of a Wired article: “Inside the
Battle to Define Mental Illness.” (Dec.27, 2010).
I know. That’s a year and a half ago.
But guess what? Major media
never picked up on it in any serious way. It never became a scandal.
It managed to fly below the radar.
Editors and reporters at major media outlets have an uncommon nose
for avoiding the sort of trouble Greenberg’s piece would have
created, were it to be unleashed on the population - and although they
like to call themselves journalists, that’s a myth even they don’t
really believe anymore. They’re mutts on short leashes.
Dr. Allen Frances is the man who, in 1994, headed up the project to
write the latest edition of the psychiatric bible,
the DSM-IV. This
tome defines and labels and describes every official mental disorder
in the known universe. The DSM-IV eventually listed 297 of them.
In an April 19, 1994, New York Times piece, “Scientist At Work,”
Daniel Goleman called Frances,
“Perhaps the most powerful
psychiatrist in America at the moment…”
If you’re sculpting the entire canon of diagnosable
mental disorders for your colleagues, for insurers, for the
for pharma (who will sell the drugs matched up to the
297 DSM-IV diagnoses), you’re right up there in the pantheon.
Long after the DSM-IV had been put into print, Dr. Frances
talked to Wired’s Greenberg and said the following:
“There is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean,
you just can’t define it.”
That’s on the order of the designer of the Hindenburg, looking at
the burned rubble on the ground, remarking, “Well, I knew there
would be a problem.”
After a suitable pause, Dr. Frances remarked to Greenberg,
concepts [of distinct mental disorders] are virtually impossible to
define precisely with bright lines at the borders.”
Obliquely, Frances might have been referring to the fact that his
baby, the DSM-IV, had rearranged earlier definitions of ADHD and
Bipolar to permit many MORE diagnoses, leading to a vast
acceleration of drug-dosing with highly powerful and toxic
Finally, at the end of the Wired interview, Frances went off on a
quite intriguing foray, advocating what amounts to a mass-population
placebo effect which would justify the existence of the entire
“Diagnosis [as spelled out in the DSM-IV] is part of the magic…you
know those medieval maps? In the places where they didn’t know what
was going on, they wrote ‘Dragons live here’…we have a dragon’s
world here. But you wouldn’t want to be without the map.”
Here is the import of Dr. Frances’ words:
People need to hope for
the healing of their troubles; so even if we’re shooting blanks and
pretending to know one kind of mental disorder from another, even if
we’re inventing these mental-disorder definitions based on no
biological or chemical diagnostic tests - since the tests don’t exist
and we’re just juggling lists of behaviors - it’s a good thing,
because people will then believe there is hope for them; they’ll
believe it because we place a name on their problems…
If I were an editor at one of the big national newspapers, and one
my reporters walked in and told me,
“The most powerful psychiatrist
in America just said the DSM is bullshit but it’s still important,”
I think I’d make room on the front page.
If the reporter then added,
“This shrink was in charge of creating
the DSM-IV,” I’d clear more room above the fold.
If the reporter went on to explain that the whole profession of
psychiatry would collapse overnight without the DSM, I’d call for a
special section of the paper to be printed.
I’d tell the reporter to get ready to pound on this story day after
day for months. I’d tell him to track down all the implications of
Dr. Frances’ statements.
I’d open a bottle of champagne to toast the soon-to-be-soaring sales
of my newspaper.
And then, of course, the next day I’d be fired.
Because there are powerful multi-billion-dollar interests at stake,
and who in his right mind would challenge them?
And as I walked out of my job, I’d see a bevy of blank-eyed
pharmaceutical executives marching into the office of the paper’s
publisher, ready to read the riot act to him.
And as I chewed my cud and wandered the avenues of the big city, I’d
look at all the people and something would seep in: the difference
between the delusion called reality, which all these people accept,
and the actual state of affairs: the giant con game, the giant shell
game that allows the drugs to be sold, the drugs that - each and every
one - deliver what the shrinks politely call “adverse effects.”
Look them up sometime, if you have a strong stomach.
Here is a sampling - and keep in mind that Dr. Frances’ work at the
DSM IV allowed for MORE of these drugs to be prescribed, because the
definition of Bipolar was expanded to include more people.
Adverse effects of Valproate (given for a Bipolar diagnosis)
acute, life-threatening, and
even fatal liver toxicity
inflammation of the pancreas
Adverse effects of Lithium (also given for a Bipolar diagnosis)
Adverse effects of Risperdal (given for “Bipolar” and “irritability
stemming from autism”) include:
serious impairment of
restless muscles in neck or face, tremors (may be indicative of
motor brain damage)
Dr. Frances self-admitted label-juggling act also permitted the
definition of ADHD to expand, thereby opening the door for greater
and greater use of Ritalin as the treatment of choice.
So what about Ritalin?
In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a
most important literature review by Richard Scarnati.
It was called
“An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)”
[v.21(7), pp. 837-841].
Scarnati listed a large number of adverse affects
of Ritalin and
cited published journal articles which reported each of these
For every one of the following (selected and quoted verbatim)
Ritalin effects, there is at least one confirming source in the
Hypomanic and manic symptoms, amphetamine-like psychosis
Activation of psychotic symptoms
Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences
Effects pathological thought processes
Since Ritalin is considered an amphetamine-type drug, expect
High-abuse potential DEA Schedule II Drug
Decreased REM sleep
When used with antidepressants one may see dangerous reactions
including hypertension, seizures and hypothermia
Brain damage may be seen with
A recent survey revealed that a high percentage of children
diagnosed with bipolar had first received a diagnosis of
is informative, because Ritalin and other speed-type drugs are given
to kids who are slapped with the ADHD label. Speed, sooner or later,
produces a crash. This is easy to call “clinical depression.”
These drugs can produce temporary
highs, followed by more crashes.
The psychiatrist notices this up
and down pattern - and then comes the diagnosis of Bipolar
(manic-depression) and other drugs, including Valproate and Lithium.
In the US alone, there are at least 300,000 cases of motor brain
damage incurred by people who have been prescribed so-called
anti-psychotic drugs (aka “major tranquilizers”).
(mentioned above as a drug given to people diagnosed with Bipolar)
is one of those major tranquilizers. (source: Toxic Psychiatry, Dr.
Peter Breggin, St. Martin’s Press, 1991)
This psychiatric drug plague is accelerating across the land.
Where are the mainstream reporters and editors and newspapers and TV
anchors who should be breaking this story and mercilessly hammering
on it week after week? They are in harness.
And Dr. Frances is somehow let off the hook. He’s admitted in print
that the whole basis of his profession is throwing darts at labels
on a wall, and implies the “effort” is rather heroic - when, in fact,
the effort leads to more and more poisonous drugs being dispensed to
adults and children, to say nothing of the effect of being diagnosed
with “a mental disorder.”
I’m not talking about “the mental-disease
stigma,” the removal of which is one of Hillary Clinton’s missions
No, I’m talking about MOVING A HUMAN INTO THE SYSTEM, the
medical apparatus, where the essence of the game is trapping that
person to harvest his money, his time, his energy, and of course his
health - as one new diagnosis follows on another, and one new toxic
treatment after another is undertaken, from cradle to grave.
result is a severely debilitated human being (if he survives), whose
major claim to fame is his list of diseases and disorders, which he
learns to wear like badges of honor.
Thank you, Dr. Frances...
More Evidence Psychiatry is A Fake Science
by Jon Rappoport
September 4, 2012
Evidence isn’t something you make up out of thin air.
You dig it up.
If you’re fortunate, you find crucial evidence in statements of the
very people who are pretending to tell the truth.
I’ve written several articles debunking the “science” behind
psychiatry. As you might guess, this is not a popular approach with
the gatekeepers of our culture.
The gatekeepers want psychiatry to be thought of as a science, and
since it isn’t, they exercise their only option: they lie. And then
they lie again. It’s the time-honored strategy of all propaganda.
Keep repeating the falsehood until people believe it and accept it.
Evidence doesn’t work that way.
You don’t need to keep repeating it in
order to make it real. If you’re digging in the sand to uncover
clues to a lost city, you don’t need to re-dig that area of sand
hiding the temple and the road and the statues. You do it once and
that’s enough. You say, “See? Here’s the city.”
But culturally speaking, you do need to keep flashing photos of the
lost city, because people have been trained to think there was no
civilization way back when. You have to separate people from the
false thinking and indoctrination.
So now I’m flashing evidence I’ve uncovered before. It’s a statement
made by a prominent psychiatrist on an episode of PBS’ Frontline
The episode was: “Does
Here it is.
PBS FRONTLINE INTERVIEWER:
Skeptics say that there’s no
biological marker - that it [ADHD] is the one condition out
there where there is no blood test, and that no one knows what
BARKLEY (Dr. Russell Barkley, professor of psychiatry and
neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center):
That’s tremendously naïve, and it
shows a great deal of illiteracy about science and about the
mental health professions. A disorder doesn’t have to have a
blood test to be valid. If that were the case, all mental
disorders would be invalid… There is no lab test for any mental
disorder right now in our science. That doesn’t make them
Dr. Barkley blows the whistle on his own
profession, and then he turns around and makes it even better by
claiming the incontrovertible evidence isn’t evidence at all. He
claims we’re all illiterate when it comes to fathoming what science
is all about.
So let’s take Dr. Barkley to school.
Medical science, and disease-research in
particular, rests on the notion that you can make a diagnosis backed
up by lab tests. If you can’t produce lab tests, you’re spinning
These fantasies might be hopeful, they might be “educated guesses,”
they might be launched from traditional centers of learning, they
might be backed up by billions of dollars of grant money… but
they’re still fantasies.
If I said the moon was made of green cheese, even if I were a
Harvard professor, sooner or later someone would ask me to produce a
sample of moon rock that was tested for “cheese qualities.”
I might begin to feel nervous, I might
want to tap dance around the issue, but I would have to submit the
rock to a lab.
In the case of psychiatry,
the DSM, which is the bible of the
American Psychiatric Association (APA),
currently lists 297 official mental disorders. They are named,
labeled, and described. Dr. Barkley admits there is no lab test for
any of those 297 disorders.
Yes, there is a lot of chatter about “chemical imbalances in the
brain,” but there is no test.
Dr. Barkley employs a version of logical analysis in his statement
to the PBS Frontline interviewer.
Barkley is essentially saying,
“There is no lab test for any mental
disorder. But if a test were the standard of proof, we wouldn’t
have science at all, and that would mean our whole profession
rests on nothing - and that is absurd, so therefore a test
That logic is no logic at all. Barkley
is proving the case against himself. He just doesn’t want to admit
If psychiatry were nothing more than an intellectual game in a
vacuum, it wouldn’t matter. But each diagnosis is followed by
powerful and dangerous drugs, and people take those drugs.
In a business sense (and psychiatry is a business), the DSM is
really a book that tells psychiatrists what they can bill insurance
companies for. That’s the essence of the book. There are 297 ways a
psychiatrist can get paid. No insurance company is going to step up
to the plate and declare psychiatry a rank fraud. Insurance
companies don’t operate that way. They are in partnership with
Insurance companies employ actuaries to
figure out how claims can be paid and still leave nice profit
margins. That’s the game.
Think of all the studies that have been done to show that street
drugs harm people. Has that stopped traffickers from selling heroin
and cocaine? Well, the analogy has merit.
Do you expect psychiatrists and
insurance companies to hold a press conference and admit their whole
operation is a top-to-bottom fraud with devastating health
At the root of this ongoing RICO crime is the issue of personal
Do people have the absolute right to
refuse psychiatric medication? If, for example, in the United
States, Obamacare is not repealed, there are going to be many, many
more diagnoses of mental disorders. Eventually, accepting
these diagnoses, and the drug prescriptions that follow, is going to
be made a condition of membership in the national insurance plan.
That’s why drug companies and insurance
companies are on board. They are looking forward to more business.
I have made this offer before, and I’m making it again. Let’s have
an extensive web debate about the science of psychiatry. Let’s air
the whole thing out, with people from both sides at the podium. I’m
not talking about sound bites. I want a thorough exposition. Let’s
see who makes more sense.
Here is what I believe would be exposed. People would finally
understand that committees of psychiatrists, in their deliberations,
take menus of human behavior, and then they group behaviors into
For each cluster, they determine there
is a disorder. They sit in a room and argue all this out, and come
up with labels and symptoms - and in this thoroughly unscientific
fashion, they recycle human suffering and emotional pain and
confusion and problems into neat categories.
They provide no tests.
They simply make the rules, and they expect obedience, because they
are the self-appointed authorities.
This is a staggering fact. It may be hard to acknowledge the depth
and breadth of the fraud, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fraud. It
only means people have been indoctrinated to salute “the experts.”
It also means other explanations are going to be needed for what we
say are “crazy behaviors.” But that need doesn’t imply that the
experts are right. It simply indicates we have been following an
unproven path and we need to shift gears.
It’s always easier to give in to the experts. But Easier is not a
scientific standard that should win our approval. Easier is what we
opt for when we prefer a manufactured rigged consensus.
Independent thinking is a whole different animal.
It applies and it
challenges us across the board of our entire civilization.
Should we believe what we are
told without reflection?
Should we buy the most popular
items for sale?
Or should we explore what lies
beyond the comfort zone?
Close to 50 years ago, psychiatry was
dying out as a profession.
Fewer and fewer people wanted to see a
psychiatrist for help, for talk therapy. All sorts of new therapies
were popping up. The competition was leaving medical psychiatry in
As Dr. Peter Breggin describes it in his landmark book,
Psychiatry, a deal was struck. Drug companies would bankroll
psychiatry and rescue it. These companies would pour money into
professional conferences, journals, research. In return, they wanted
“science” that would promote mental disease as a biological fact, a
gateway into the drugs.
Everyone would win - except the patient.
So the studies were rolled out, and the list of mental disorders
expanded. The FDA was in on the deal as well, as evidenced by their
drug approvals, in the face of the obvious damage these drugs were
So this is how we arrived at where we are. This was the plan, and it
Under the cover story, it was all fraud all the time. Without much
of a stretch, you could say psychiatry has been the most inept and
widespread profiling operation in the history of the human race.
goal has been to bring humans everywhere into its system. It hardly
matters which label a person is painted with, as long as it adds up
to a diagnosis and a prescription of drugs.
Fake science comes in many forms.
Psychiatry is one of the most
egregious forms ever invented...