Understanding the words 'systemic' and 'endemic'.
The DSM - Rolling Dice
"Although this manual provides a classification of mental disorders it must be admitted that no definition adequately specifies precise boundaries for the concept of mental disorder" DSM
*** "The clinical diagnosis of a DSM-IV mental disorder is not sufficient to establish the existence for legal purposes of a mental health disorder."
V15.81 Noncompliance with treatment must be on my list of diagnosed disorders which based on "symptoms" listed in the DSM leave me personally with almost 200 diagnosable disorders under the DSM classification model which I am then permitted to choose which diagnosis I prefer. Theonly reason why I am engaging in this form of insanity is to meet tnhe requirement s of VOCAT. No treatment diagnosed as a result of diagnoses made via the DSM will be sought, no medication will be taken until there is conclusive reproducable evidence based testing have been carried out and that they show concisely that they are aligned the guesses of psychologists and/or psychiactrists. My reasons include my revulsion at this form of insanity being foisted on vulnerable people.
I am also eligible for a diagnosis of "Unspecified mental disorder" which allows for having nothing wrong with you to be diagnosed as a disorder and assessments based on the DSM that does not include every diagnosable brain disease that has this or the "not otherwise specified will be seen and noted as being deficient and incomplete and inconsistent with the marketing philosophy of this manual. Make a note that I am also eligible as a result of putting dowwn thes words for a diagnosis of 315.31 Expressive language disorder and several others arbitary diagnoses.
A reliance on a psychiatry manual to diagnose psychological issues is simply obscene when used to diagnose for a medical or legal system that gets to make life affecting decisions. That obscenity is exacerbated in face of the knowledge that the DSM was directly responsible for the mental torture, the forced incarceration, the forced medication of a whole segment of humanity numbering more than 100 million people for more than 20 years; the move to align itself with political forcesy only came after uncountable numbers had been killed, incarcerated or forced into insanity all on the basis of guess work.
psychology 1. the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour in a given context. >2. the mental characteristics or attitude of a person or group.
psychiatry >a branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioural disorders
"In 1986 all references to homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder were removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association." Wikipedia. The application of moral based diagnoses continues today in many areas of the DSM; the one constant in arguments about changes to the DSM is it lack of reliance on scientific evidence.
That I would be assessed on the basis of such a manual not only disgusts, it terrifies me. It is viewed in a similar way to tribalistic, primitive shamanism when those diagnoses that have no evidence base are deemed to be erudite and professional.
Dealing with anxiety, depression and/or ideation, COPD, Chronic Childhood Trauma, PTSD, cPTSD
I have encountered depression (What medicine calls depression) several times in my life although only once did I experience it in a way that left me with thoughts of ending my life as it appeared there was no real understanding of what ailed me at that time
I experienced ideation while involuntarily incarcerated in the Toowoomba Mental Health facility. Fortunately my life preservation system aided me in not disclosing this to the warped psychiatric nightmare that I experienced at the hands of some of the most bizarre people I have had the misfortune of having to engage with.
Today I can recognise when I am getting down and on those occasions where I find it difficult to rise up out of the mire that my life and the repeated failures of the medical system have left me depressive thoughts and feelings is to obtain Cannabis as quickly as possible as its ability to elevate emotions is fast and effective while dosage can be metered to what is required on this occasion. The negatives are that firstly it is illegal, it unreasonably expensive, difficult to obtain and almost impossible to obtain a consistent product. With the right strain and 15 minutes my mood can be lifted to a point where life becomes tolerable as well there is an enhanced ability to examine what it was that took me on that downward slide.The effects are short lived
Cannabis (sativa-dominant strains) can deal with the downsides of all 3 anxiety, depression and ideation; it cannot provide a solution to the life problems however it can lift your mood to a point where you are more able to cope with the insanities that your circumstances have thrust upon you. Perhaps profiting from the misfortune of others trough trafficking in an illegal substance although this reminds me too much of our present Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and others in politics who prey on the defenceless and the vulnerable in the standard ways of the cognitively conflicted. Another example is Kevin Rudd who traded my right to justice before the law in Australia to the pope on the occasion of his visit here. With compromised leaders such as these is it any wonder children are confused.
Some benefits of sativa-dominant strains:
Encourages a perception of well-being
Promotes uplifting and cerebral thoughts
Stimulates and energizes
Increases focus and creativity
It cannot resolve the issue of the medical world wanting to drug the entire brain with chemicals that bog up the synapses across the entire brain when the so-called diagnosis claims to be a brain disease specific to a single region. The words, insanity and bizarre are insufficient to describe this circumstance; these diagnoses are sufficient to inflict fear, anxiety and depression on to those targeted by this toxic idea.
What medicine calls depression is something that I have only experienced a few times in my life. What is oftenseen as depression by medical professionals can in the main be resolved by finding an understanding to the problems that have beset me. No medication is required; simply a solution to yet another bizarre life experience resolves this so called depression in the most precise and concise way possible. Anxiety becomes elevated when professionals insist on drugging the entire brain when their limited understanding has only given them a handful of keywords that simply shout their ignorance of the evidence. An evidence based piece of related research example Neural correlates of maintaining one’s political beliefs in the face of counterevidence
I have used Cannabis as an aid to stop smoking tobacco with a deal of success although I have fallen off the wagon several times as a result of experiencing what I can only describe as medical monstrosities from the world of psychology and medicine.
Fight, flight or freeze. (conversation with the Royal Commission. The use of the knowledge of the Polyvagal theory can help to alleviate a large portion of the suffering the survivors can force on to themselves as a result of a lack of understanding of biological functions of their body. The theory allows a survivor who have fallen into the trap of being human through blaming themselves for something that is not in their control.
The last fiction novel that I read was in 1990 or thereabouts. I have enjoyed reading science since finding a safe location in the back corner of the local Newsagent that kept me out of the way of bullies and the religiously ignorant since 7 or 8 years of age.
Learning and re-learning! Is this a product of trauma and/or regression? Most of this is in relation to words, their meanings and their sounds. ref The sound of a double b
Around 6 to 7 years of age I lost the ability to process music. I had taken a severe beating around the head from the nun named Vincent. At that time I was being coached by Dorris Dignam on the piano. I was not great at it but lost all connection with music after that beating. I became withdrawn and unable to focus on the music; I lost my ability to sing or understand tone or music and was excluded from choir or singing at school. The first music that touched me was listening to Yanni on SBS one evening in my late 40s. Still today this is the only music that truly resonates with me (this occurs best when I view the video especially the Yanni Voices collection which inspires me due to seeing these performers put their all into their singing.). I was fascinated by my son's ability with music as a very young child which reaches levels that I simply do not comprehend. My son on occasion plays music for me and I connect with it via him more than through the music he plays. Writing this has been one of my most emotional pieces that I have ever written. In writing this and then later coming back I experience a sort of somatic or body memory of that beating which somehow focused on my left temple area and the top of my head - recalling or revisiting it brings a sort of headache that is only associated (brought back) with these memories, at times I also begin to hyperventilate and to experience anxiety when recalling these memories.
In my late 30s/early 40s I was experiencing overwhelming nightmares of my abuse (the physical abuses - strongly associated with being beaten over the head by a nun with a piece of wood after upsetting pots on the stove in the Convent and the above beating.). These nightmares would begin as I attempted to sleep although they were able to begin to run before I was asleep; they often included a metallic taste and tingling in my tongue. My way of handling that was to refuse to go to sleep until they stopped - this refusing to sleep ran for several days. This was successful in a manner in that I became free of the nightmares and flashbacks until I was involuntarily incarcerated in the Toowoomba Mental Health facility after intervening on my son's behalf where they began to re-appear along with suicidal ideation. A result of this is that I have very little mental imagery (it is though I am seeing it but I do not have visual access to those memories). I still miss the colors and the ability to visualise as I once did.
"Somatization disorder" DSM-5 misses ny experience entirely as it is similar to that described by Alice Miller and others as well as other survivors. (Wikipedia In 2013-4, there were several widely publicized cases of individuals being involuntarily admitted to psychiatric wards on the basis of this diagnosis alone. [Ablow, K. (2014, June 17). Justina Pelletier's legal nightmare should frighten all parents. FoxNews. Retrieved from www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/06/17/justina-pelletier-legal-nightmare-should-frighten-all-parents/, July 2, 2015][Ablow, K. (2014, June 17). Justina Pelletier's legal nightmare should frighten all parents. FoxNews. Retrieved from www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/06/17/justina-pelletier-legal-nightmare-should-frighten-all-parents/, July 2, 2015]
The ICD-10 F45.8 Other somatoform disorders or ICD-10 F45.4 Persistent somatoform pain disorder is the nearest to my own experience desite the ICD mirroring the guesswork of the DSM I include this as one the almost 200 brain diseases that I am able to be diagnosed with to have and that subsequently requires toxic untrialled medication combinations.
I am diagnosablee under every listing in the DSM that contains the wording "Not othewise specified".
Why am I attempting to self diagnose here? Because I have been misdiagnosed and subsequently mistreated many more times than I have been accurately diagnosed and correctly treated. The majority of those misdiagnoses are a product of the DSM and its non-reliance on empirical evidence and its ability to discriminate on the basis of religious belief. My review of the ICD-10 has clearly shown that there is a more rational and unbiased based diagnosis possible. Being misdiagnosed and then mistreated only to be apologised for and then a further misdiagnosis is added gives every appearance as having its rationale and its origins based on the excuse systems of religion themselves. Such systems are a toxin for both brain and body and should be rejected at every encounter.
I ask myself which would I have more trust in. A manual from the World Health Organisation or a manual from the American Psychiatry Association with a long long troubled history of discrimination, religious bias, exploitation, misdiagnosis and non reliance on the need for evidence?
From a GP when I said that I was hopeful of encouraging a policeman to take what he knows to the Royal Commission; he is concerned about losing his job. The reply was 'I can understand that'.
What do I get from that response? I come to understand that this may have been an issue encountered previously and in order to keep a job or position a compromise has to be found. It makes no reference to the actual position taken yet it authenticates the position taken by the police officer. I felt this was very unfortunate thinking as the bargain that was being made by the policeman was that the rape of children was put aside so that he could continue with his career. This form of compliance gymnastics immediately downgraded any recommendation and was warrant to be more critical in accepting diagnoses and recommendations when it comes to my health. Te truth is that fortunately the Royal Commission has inquired into this and other similar positions and has concluded that stances/positions such as this have contributed to the abuse of children and continue to allow those crimes to be covered up today. This is not evidence based medicine as I understand it.
From a psychologist when asked why psychologists would use a psychiatric manual for diagnosis.'It's not like the bible; it is only a guide'.
What do I get from that excuse and avoidance that failed to answer the question validly. The response implies that the bible is considered infallible or as a set of absolute instructions on how to life your life. The use of the same excuse that religions use to validate the use of psychiatry says to me that this distorted thinking does not bode well for logic and reason in a professional engagement simply because the facts are not as important as social standing or position. The parallel to the bible acknowledges that both are subject to cherry picking and that both can be used to excuse or to find against - this is not evidence based psychology as I understand it.
There is no scientific evidence for a whole range of "diseases" that you are being diagnosed with.
These are diagnoses that state that a chemical imbalance of the brain is the cause of what they consider they have observed - no tests have been conducted to confirm this guess work, no fMRI or other tests are carried out.
Human Nature talk with Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, James Gilligan, Richard Wilkinson
My tobacco addiction and why psychology may be able to assist in breaking or deflecting the drivers of this. Smoking tobacco (after taking a few days break) has a very noticebale effect in the legs and ankles (perhaps as blood flow is slowed) - this is a mirror of the experience I had when tied and terrified in that woodshed where I was given cigarettes to "calm me down". In a manner I am still repeating that today. Mixed in with that is my anxiety which is connected. I may in the future seek the assistance of an experienced Counsellor who is both trauma informed and evidence based to assist me in surmounting this residue resulting from my abuse experience as a child. Any treatment I seek will certainly not include psychiactry and may not include psychology unless I can verify the veracity of their training and their methods of diagnosis.
Smoking Cannabis can assist me in breaking the cigarette habit - I have achieved this a number of times in the past and have had success up until I encounter some emotional experience or somethign occurs and I fall off the wagon.
Have you researched the many issues that underlie those failures of the system and the failures in the training of so many police, psychologists and psychiatrists.
We survivors of childhood abuse recognize and acknowledge the reality that our early experiences leave us with; the greatest issue I have seen is that the core of the training of many professionals is based on a system that does not acknowledge the fact that childhood experiences set the course for the rest of our lives and that when we attempt to engage with such a broken system is a major driver in the suicide of so many victims.
The DSM and its counterpart the the ISD-10 which are both used by professional trainers, psychiatrists and psychologists as their primary diagnostic tools continue to refuse to acknowledge the reality of the affects of our early experiences; this means that they are not trauma informed or trauma aware. Psychologists are trained in the use of these manuals (In Australia there is a predominant usage of the DSM (a product of the American Psychiatry Association). as the basis of psychological diagnosis. The unfortunate part of that is that there is no science to back up their claims of chemical imbalances in the brain and their subsequent use of medications whose information sheets carry a note stating that they do not understand how they work - check your medication product sheet as man of us have been forced into using these products that produce unreasonably high risks of suicide and homicide. Research shows that the majority who can find genuine evidence based counselling survive better and in much shorter time frames than those who are put on these dangerous drugs.
Like most I too have lost friends and contacts as a result of these toxic medications and diagnoses voted on by the American Psychiatry Association as that increases their profits and the profit of the Pharmecutical industry at the cost of the lives of many survivors.
There is a great deal of information online about this issue although little of that goes through to explain that your psychologist uses the same unfounded guide book to diagnose you.
Another very timely piece of research shows that there is no test or scan that supports the notion of brain chemical imbalances and many other myths from this sector. A starting point for those who have an interest in being treated in an evidence based and trauma informed way.