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Silent Insanity

Posted by wordforit on January 13, 2008

True, yet humorously written and augments “The Medicated Child” quite well!

Please read the entire article! (all links set to new windows)

As Always, May God Have Mercy.

                            ________________________

The Future Is HERE

by Matthew Robare

The background of THX reminded me of something I had read – something real: Karen De Coster’s posts about the “Freedom Commission on Mental Health” and Teen Screen. Teen Screen is a program established by the Commission to identify mental health problems in children attending public schools and then provide them with the medications necessary to combat them at public expense, saving the innocent children from a lifetime of misery; all because of the benevolence of the State and Big Pharma. At least, that’s the program’s purpose (even if not explicitly stated as such).

In reality, the program is creating a crisis that does not exist and providing a solution that is not needed, damning the children to a lifetime of bureaucratic Hell and dependency on State-administered medication – I know people who must take Ritalin and similar drugs just to concentrate when studying or doing homework. Unfortunately, the Teen Screen website does not have the questionnaires; moreover the website does not even make any mention of the Freedom Commission and seems mostly concerned with suicide risks.

But the website teenscreentruth.com has testing transcripts and examples of how Teen Screen violates federal law and perfectly healthy children get caught up in the gears of the Machine. For instance, refusing to answer certain questions on the questionnaire is regarded as a positive screen. Using lack of evidence as evidence is of course illogical and unscientific in the extreme, although the method has been used in psychiatry since Freud founded the “science.” More disturbing is the fact that of the questions, about half of them concern behavior that every teen-ager experiences.

Once the high probability of a mental illness or disorder is established through the rigged test the nightmare begins. First the “patient” is given (at government expense) psychiatric evaluation where the quack diagnoses them with one of the “disorders” from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a list of “mental illnesses” created by the American Psychiatric Association. Some of the “disorders” include Disorder of Written Expression (poor handwriting), Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder (jet lag), Breathing Related Sleep Disorder (snoring), Chronic Tax Anxiety Disorder (anxiety over filing tax returns), Lottery Stress Disorder (feelings of hopelessness when one doesn’t win the lottery), and my personal favorite: Developmental Arithmetic Disorder (dislike of doing homework).

Yes, according to the APA, everyone in America suffers from a mental illness or disorder and the only solution is to medicate everyone on all-purpose drugs to keep us happy and obedient and reduce us to peonage to pay for it all. With all of these “mental disorders” going around that can be “diagnosed” with a written test and computer test it would not be surprising if Big Pharma lobbied Congress to create programs similar to Teen Screen but for college students, the military, business, and bureaucracy. After all, we cannot have the future leaders of American science, industry, and government succumb to debilitating mental illness; nor can we truly be safe from terrorists if our troops suffer from them either. Perhaps one day in the future, a psychiatrist will identify Chronic Archophobia Disorder – the constant predilection of many people to dissent from the rulers – and we can all be medicated for that silent insanity

Matthew M. Robare [send him mail] is a freshman at the University of Massachsetts-Amherst where he majors in physics and writes for the Daily Collegian.

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2 Responses to “Silent Insanity”

  1. […] Here’s another interesting post I read today by Odale […]

  2. timbob said

    Interesting list of “contrived illnesses. ‘Chronic Tax Anxiety Disorder cracked me up. Perhaps we could come up with some more in an exercise of sarchasm. The only danger is that some government agency will get a hold of them and take them seriously. Like Real ID Disorder, NAFTA disorder, and “They’re Coming to Take Me Away in the Middle of the Night Syndrome.”

    Sorry; I’m having a non-serious moment.

    Have a blessed evening in Jesus.

    timbob
    _______________________________________________________________

    Good ones, timbob! “Political Candidate Overload Stress Syndrome” and “Promise Anxiety”… We certainly don’t need to contribute ammunition in weakening minds! Isn’t it a wild world?!?! I thought the Lottery Stress Syndrome was a bit over the top, though. . .

    When I watched the documentary mentioned in “The Medicated Child” post, I couldn’t belive the info I found later. The US taking 80% of the psychiatric drugs in the world? There’s a five-year-old in the video links who has been given so many different meds, it’s hard to understand why the parents wouldn’t put their foot down and say, “No ,more.” They wanted to reduce his dosage but the doctor wanted to add a pill and when the mother didn’t want to, the dr. raised the dosage of the oneS he’s on. And, there’s a brother on a ‘pill regimen’, as well. Rememeber when it was ‘just valium’? How it’s grown.

    Why can’t people see the deception of the excuses? And the meds are further ‘dumbing us down’. You already know what I’m thinking on this; too proud, too giddy, etc. God, Help Us.

    In Christian Love,
    Od

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