by Jon Rappoport
September 03, 2012
The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX
REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional
seat in the 29th District of California. 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.
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.
the psychiatric arena, for example,
an open secret has been bleeding out into public consciousness for
the past ten years.
THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE
LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.
And along with that:
ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE
CONCOCTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a
committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors.
Their findings are published in
periodically updated editions of The 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 "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. Under the radar, one of the great
psychiatric stars, who has been out in front inventing mental
disorders, went public. He blew the whistle on himself and his
colleagues. And for 2 years, almost no one noticed.
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."
Major media never picked up on the interview in any serious way. It
never became a scandal.
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. 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 government, for (Big) 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
After a suitable pause, Dr. Frances
remarked to Greenberg,
"These concepts [of distinct mental
disorders] are virtually impossible to define precisely with
bright lines at the borders."
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 flew off into a
"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."
People need to hope for the healing
of their troubles; so even if we psychiatrists are 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
- 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
If this is medical science, a duck is a
If I were an editor at one of the big national newspapers, and one
of my reporters walked in and told me,
"The most powerful psychiatrist in
America just said the DSM is sheer b.s. 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 if the
DSM was discredited, I'd call for a special section of the paper to
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 those people don't like their deepest secrets exposed in the
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.
Keep in mind that Dr. Frances' work on the DSM IV allowed for MORE
toxic 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
life-threatening inflammation of
Adverse effects of Lithium (also
given for a Bipolar diagnosis) include:
Adverse effects of Risperdal
(given for "Bipolar" and "irritability stemming from autism")
serious impairment of cognitive
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 (and other similar
compounds) as the treatment of choice.
So what about
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,
Activation of psychotic symptoms
Can surpass LSD in producing
Effects pathological thought
Since Ritalin is considered an
amphetamine-type drug, expect amphetamine-like effects
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 ADHD.
This 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 the 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").
Risperdal (mentioned above as a drug
given to people diagnosed with Bipolar) is one of those major
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 in life.
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.
The 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
Thank you, Dr. Frances...