Monday, November 10, 2008

Has PsychCentral jumped on the bipolar child band wagon?



Read this article for yourself, and you be the judge!


PsychCentral with all those flashy ads for drugs now has to weigh in on the bipolar child. Let us clearly define what they are saying here!


All the criteria in their so called signs of Child Bipolar could and are found in everyday normal kids, just being a kid.


So is this diagnosis a myth or real? We know the so called leading psychiatrist in this field of study at Harvard has taken millions of dollars from Big Pharmaceutical to come up with this so called diagnosis and has been outed throughout the psychiatric community and press for his greed and corruption. He is now under investigation and the magnifying glass of Senator Grassley. There is absolutely nothing in the questionable and limited diagnostic tool called DSM referring to childhood bipolar or a criteria for it's diagnosis or treatment.


Yet across America kids are being drugged into insanity with medications that in many cases will not just treat these suspicious symptoms, contrived and questionable protocols, but can and will alter their developing brains for the rest of their lives. I happen to believe that this a pretty important issue that needs a ton of public debate before we start shoving dangerous pills down our kids throats.
"If we are to error, let us pray we error on the side of caution" Our children deserve at least this much!


Should we be relying on tainted science, bad diagnostics, Guns for hire Doctors, and the greed of Pharmaceutical Companies to be looking out for the best interest of our youth?


I say they can not be trusted (as they and the FDA have shown us time and time again), as this appears to be just another dubious ploy at profiteering at our children's expense and health.


PsychCentral should be ashamed of itself for jumping on this band wagon without the science or proper diagnostic tools to back up this mythological disorder. I challenge everyone to read their article and all those little disclaimers they slip into it; and judge for yourself whether this is good mental health advice, or just them feeding themselves fantasies, their paid advertisers, and maybe just a few of their insiders club friend Psychiatrist?


I am clearly not a huge fan of PsychCentral, since they continue to walk the same old failed line and skewed logic on mental health issues and treatment. If they are going to jump on every opportunity to please their advertising friends and pad their wallets; I have to question the validity of their site and any information contained within it.


It appears to me that they are just another web dinosaur waiting to go extinct.



Let me call this article and site what it is without the quivering censorship others do when referring to PsychCentral "IT'S COMPLETE BULLSHIT".


Of course I'm not gunning for one of their worthless awards! I know who's pocket they are in! I know where they make their money. Bias is a nice way to put it; corrupt and tainted advice is another.


The article:




Your Comments are always welcome here! Many may disagree with me, which is absolutely OK.


I know many out there are big fans of PsychCentral; but I don't write this blog to please them or anyone else for that matter; I write to show it as it is through my experience, view, eyes, concerns, and thoughts.


I see the dice coming up sevens this time around!

2 comments:

Ana said...

I don't go too often to PsychCentral.
All I know is that "bipolarity" is a concept that is promoting confusion. It was created to stop the stigma of "maniac-depressive psychosis", wasn't it?
Now people are poorly informed of what mania really is and everybody is bipolar.
"Neurosis" has disappeared leaving all the roads to psychiatry.

Gianna said...

yeah, psychcentral tends to turn my stomach...

ana,
that's a very good observation...what ever happened to your good ol' garden variety neurosis...

it's all on the "bipolar spectrum" now...

yeah, Stan, we've clearly both been through the wringer...

I've been here a bunch of times...I first visited your site when you were posting about what happened at your job...quite a while back...commented once then, but in general haven't.

and of course I know you from your fiery comments at Furious Seasons...and from Stephany's blog too!

I don't know if you noticed my response to you on Furious Seasons about withdrawing---we were on grossly similar atrocious cocktails of crap!!

cheers!!

and yeah, let's fight the fight and save the next generation...it's too late for ours, huh? except for a few lucky saps like us and then it's debatable, huh?

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