Saturday, March 10, 2007


MANY colors - ONE race

(Because the case of Rebecca Riley is such an egregious one, reflective of the outright, blatant disregard by medical professionals in the U.S.A. of the - below described - truth, because so many of the targets of this disregard are also children/parents of color, and because I have known the writer and his principled work for over 40 years, I have decided to reproduce Dr. Baughman's vital message here in full)


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By Fred A. Baughman, Jr., MD, Neurologist

Author: The ADHD Fraud—How Psychiatry Makes “Patients” of Normal Children

March 8, 2007

Every ADHD and/or bipolar disorder or any psychiatric disorder death is the fault of (1) the DSM Committee of the American Psychiatric Association for contriving/inventing the entity in the first place and calling it, speaking of it, writing of it, publicizing it, and advertising it, as a brain disorder = chemical imbalance = disease; (2) of the Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration--FDA who represent such contrived brain disorders = chemical imbalances = diseases to be real, juxtaposing them in a medical-appearing, risk vs. benefit analysis against any and all drugs to be foisted upon the public by the pharmaceutical industry. Next—having gone through the charade of a hearing--the FDA speaks of these drugs as "safe and efficacious" for "ADHD", for bipolar disorder, or for whichever of the DSM psychiatric disorders (not a single one an actual disease) is under consideration. Here, from the pages of DSM-IV is the fine print of the disorder/disease fraud. In introduction, xxi., of the DSM-IV under the definition of Mental Disorder: “Although this volume is titled the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders., the term mental disorder unfortunately implies a distinction between “mental” disorders and “physical disorders that is a reductionistic anachronism of mind/body dualism. A compelling literature documents that there is much “physical” in “mental” disorders and much “mental” in “physical” disorders.”

Saying "there is much “physical” in “mental” disorders..." they have declared mental disorders to be physical abnormalities which is to say diseases and they have done so by declaration without having proved that any one of the 374 entries in the DSM has a confirming, demonstrable, demonstrated, physical abnormality--that which is the disease. For example, in diabetes mellitus, the elevated blood sugar is the disease, in cancer, the abnormal chromosomes within the nucleus--the microscopic abnormality, is the cancer.

What's more all psychiatrists have gone to medical school, they have studied all things normal--gross and microscopic anatomy, biochemistry; all thing abnormal (pathology = disease) and how to tell the difference. All become general physicians in the 4 years of medical school before starting specialty training, be that in psychiatry, neurology or pediatrics. Psychiatrists cannot, therefore, disavow knowledge of the charade--knowledge that not a single one of their DSM diagnoses is a disease. They know they have done no exam or test (lab, imaging, scan) that has proved an abnormality = disease is present. Their diagnoses are as much a parody of diagnosis as 6 year olds playing "doctor" and they know it and cannot disavow it. They know that the drugs they give—intoxications--are their every patient’s first and only disease. They know their drugs are the only source of physical risk, but they do it anyway, as the charade constructed for them by the APA-DSM committee and the Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee of the FDA is a sure and quick way to supporting themselves in the style to which they have become accustomed. It assures them a source of practice and income without end, for, regardless of the DSM label used it assuredly makes patients, usually life-time patients of every normal infant, toddler, child, adolescent, adult and elder that comes through their door. They have full knowledge of this every step of the way as they prescribe drugs and other physical treatments that kill tens of thousands in the US every year.

These are the people responsible for the death of Rebecca Riley, not the parents who were, like all the rest of the nation, lied to, made "patients" of and poisoned--not "treated"--for the simple reason that they were entirely normal when drugged, just as surely as was 2 ½ year-old Rebecca Riley. Just as are Rebecca’s brother and sister, also labeled and poisoned. Just as are all of the millions of infants, toddlers and children in the US said to have ADHD and drugged; said to have bipolar disorder and drugged; said to have any psychiatric “chemical imbalance”/ “disorder”/ “disease” and drugged.

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