Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kay Jamison "The Unquiet Fraud" - More

Kay Jamison "The Unquiet Fraud"

Kay Jamison




“Kay Jamison PhD is without equal in articulating the points of view of both an expert and a patient, with the co-authorship of the definitive text on bipolar and the leading bipolar memoir to her credit. But what makes Dr Jamison truly worth listening to is the simple fact that she is leading a successful life.”

There is no doubt Jamison is without equal – She is the definitive voice of Child bipolar and follows her pal “Biederman” of Harvard shame in the aggressive drugging of children, and yes even pre-school age are included in this fantasy bipolar world she, her notorious cohorts, and the Pharma industry have created.

I believe hawking books and doing Pharma funded studies at Johns Hopkins speaks volumes. Please remember that this “fraud” goes on speaking tours that includes NAMI, DBSA, CABF (Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation) where she is an advisory council member. Here’s the partial list of those nice people wanting to drug your pre-school age child for a supposed illness that has no diagnostic or scientific proof to back up these hideous claims

. I have color highlighted some names of interest; since these names have been in the news as of late and I have posted about their evil intent here on this blog before. I’m sure with the time and resources the other names on this list could be tied to published studies, Pharma influence and money, The FDA, and the whole dirty high stakes game they like to call psychiatry

Yes, all of these names listed below are bought hook, line, and sinker into the bipolar child myth, with each having a vested career stake in this high profit money game of feeding Big Pharma and drugging our children.

Professional Advisory Council

Mani Pavuluri, M.D., PhD, FRANZCP
Chair of the CABF Professional Advisory Board

Director, Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago


Kiki Chang, M.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California


Barbara Geller, M.D.

(Past Chair)
Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis, MO.


Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.

Winner of 2002 MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award", Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD; author of "An Unquiet Mind," "Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament," and "Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide. Co-author (with Frederick K. Goodwin, M.D.) of the classic textbook Manic-Depressive Illness.


Joseph Biederman, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Chief, Clinical and Research in Pediatric Psychopharmacology Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital.


“Cristina Romero-Sierra” was present last year when Dr Jamison addressed a DBSA group, and wrote much of this piece I’m commenting on here while guest blogging on John “McPimp’s” Mcmamy “I want to be a journalist so bad it hurts; Jeez,now if I could only write and had something to really say” web site.

So I thought in the interest of full disclosure and debate we should really analyze what was said.

“Dr. Jamison spoke about many thought-provoking subjects as they relate to mental illness, one of which I’d like to share with you here. The subject here is getting treatment to develop a stable ecosystem within a brain that suffers from mental illness.”

“Stable ecosystem within a brain that suffers from mental illness” That’s quite a nice choice of words, are we going to say bipolar attributes to global warming next also?

This is just a fancy way to say they believe that mental illness is a chemical imbalance that is all biologically based with direct genetic ties. Yet they have no proof or real science to back up those claims; while touting how great the drugs we use are in treating these made up mental illnesses.

Let me also state here that these people have never cured a single person with those great treatments they so ardently believe in, and that obviously do more harm than good. But what the heck, there is big money and professor/literary fame in the Myth.

“Dr. Jamison read from her classic memoir, "An Unquiet Mind," in which she recalls her pre-lithium highs:

"The ideas and feelings are fast and frequent, like shooting stars, and you follow them until you find better and brighter ones. Shyness goes. The right words and gestures are suddenly there, the power to captivate others a felt certainty."

But when the mania turns into manic psychosis, she wrote:

"The fast ideas are far too fast and there are far too many. Overwhelming confusion replaces clarity. Memory goes. Humor and absorption on friends’ faces are replaced by fear and concern. Everything previously moving with the grain is now against. You are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable and enmeshed totally in the blackest caves of your mind. You never knew those caves were there."

“I don’t know that anybody really knows how the brain mutates and changes over the years," Dr. Jamison acknowledged in response to a question from her audience.”

Sounds like the classic altered constitution, with lots of self aggrandizing as in the “the Unquiet Fraud” to me. I just love this line where she states ““I don’t know that anybody really knows how the brain mutates and changes over the years”. What do you mean you don’t know? Isn’t this the basis for drugging every one up to and including the kitchen sink? But you don’t know!!! Yet, all these drugs are great whatever they do, to whatever it is or isn’t! Now that’s some nice hard science we have in Psychiatry.

"I would say at the most simplistic level is that if you took a scan of your brain on one manic episode, you would prefer to have that brain than the brain on five or six or seven manic episodes."

That’s funny, are you making a socialist judgment call here or proclaiming hard science Jamison? You have the University lab and tons of pharma bucks, and you are saying you can’t prove that mania causes and continues to cause brain damage as you state? Please prove that one for us all. You want to pull up all those brain scans you have done and show us how scientific you’re evidence is? I didn’t think so, just more Psycho babble conjecture! Oh yes, please don’t be pulling up those medicated brains and using them, because we know that damage is caused by the treatment drugs and not the mania.

“The cumulative effect on the brain of repeated manias, she said, is "one of the most compelling arguments for staying on your medications and being aggressively treated."

"You can’t keep having heart attacks," she emphasized. "You can’t keep having strokes. You can’t keep having depression and you can’t keep having manias, without paying a biologic cost.”

The longer the brain is stable, Dr. Jamison went on to say, the longer it stays stable:

"The brain is like a pond. It’s like an ecosystem. You want to get the ideal ecosystem and then you don’t want to disturb it very much. So you don’t want to be messing around with drugs. You don’t want to be messing around with sleep. You don’t want to be messing around with alcohol. You want to really create a stable environment."

Now this is some mighty circle jerk speak {laughing}

Maybe your mind is this nice well medicated pond; I sure hope those endangered fish and frogs don’t get wind of those drugs you’re touting, or you may have PETA angrily knocking on your door. Jeez, wrong again, these drugs are already tainting the water supply and destroying your nice stable little pond for everyone.

Now you can’t show us what bipolar really is on a biochemical basis (or just guess)? Yet, you compare mental illness to heart attacks and stroke? I believe medicine can show what a stroke and heart are in real medical terms as in brain lesions, tissue damage,, clots, of heart or brain. Would you please show us the real damage in your mentally ill brain? I would really like to see those child brains you have studied and show us the real evidence? OH! That’s right you have none!

“Dr. Jamison said the early manias "were absolutely intoxicating states.” “It took me far too long to realize that lost years in relationships cannot be recovered. The damage done to oneself and others cannot always be put right again and the freedom from the control imposed by medication loses its meaning when the only alternatives are death and insanity.”

“The major problem in treating bipolar illness from a clinical perspective is not that there are no effective medications, because there are. It is, rather, that patients so often refuse to take them. Worse yet, because of lack of information, poor medical advice…or fear of personal or professional reprisals, they do not seek treatment at all.”

Ok, you can’t show us the illness in real science, but here we go with the effective medications propaganda! How effective are they? I mean studies are now showing the cure causes more damage than the so called illness. So all these side effects must be just part of the illness than, and all the patients fault. Heard that nugget of pure wisdom doled out a million times from people that don’t have any real answers or a clue about reality. Your right about poor medical advice though; since you give it out in bunches all the time.

You have a lot of guts and ego going there to actually question personal choice of patients that refuse and reject your witch doctor non- cures .May I add that the lack of information you refer too in mainly in your profession as in tainted research, lack of real science, greed, bad conclusions, psychiatry’s narcissistic ego gone bonkers, professor status, and propaganda for the pharma dollars shell game.

“But once you’ve figured that out – the combination of medications, psychotherapy, lifestyle routine, and so forth – then you have a real shot at having a stable life. It’s really very frustrating, because that initial period has a level of difficulty.”

Dr. Jamison takes lithium. For many years, because she was on high doses of lithium, she suffered serious side effects. Standard practice is now lower doses, on which she has fewer side effects now. Her first two rules of her "Rules for the Gracious Acceptance of Lithium into Your Life" are: “1) Clear out the medicine cabinet before guests arrive for dinner or new lovers stay the night. 2) Remember to put lithium back into the cabinet the next day.”

I bet those shot kidneys really add to your argument Kay. Especially, that Silly and nonsensical crap "Rules for the Gracious Acceptance of Lithium into Your Life”.

How about you take your lithium poison in giant spoon full’s. Then stop messing with the world's children, and just let them be who they are “KIDS”.

It wasn’t to awfully long ago that being a kid with behaviors "like exploring and testing limits" was actually considered normal. That’s until your kind came along and saw some huge dollars in the business of creating mental illness and political correct social nanny-ism aka intrusion, leading to huge profit by Pharma and Psychiatry.

I just call it, as I see it – and this time around, I call out the psychiatric fraud “Kay Jamison” with a Humongous BULLSHIT

So this is what "Change" looks like!


$10,100 was given by people who identified their last name as "Jamison" and first name as "Kay".
$0 to Republicans
$10,100 from 1 person to Democrats

Barack Obama

John Edwards

Donation to Hoyer For Congress

John Kerry


Wesley Clark

Wesley Clark

My comments have been colored in this "blue" to allow distinction between pasted article and my opinions as stated here!

Comments are always welcome and will be edited to my liking


Stan said...

The Following comment is not edited, but I have added a response to make things clear that Mr.Johnny Boy McPimp will be outed each and every time he try's to pull off his con man antics.

It may work with the drugged up babes Johnny Boy; but with me you just have made the kind of acquaintance you never wished for. {smile}

From Wendy:

Well Stan, there definitely is something not quite right with Stan. This post crossed the line. I have no problem that you can write whatever you want on your own blog, but you just lost a customer.

My 20 year old son died from suicide in 2004. He was bipolar.
I am bipolar. And yes, I take medication for it. It has saved my life. I was a patient of Kay's for almost 10 years. SHE saved my life.

I don't care what Kay does with her money - it's her money, she earned it and she should be able to give it to any jack ass she wants to. I wish someone had advocated giving my son medication when he was younger - he might be alive today.

Why do we have to lump everyone in the same category - why can't meds help some kids? Why does it have to be YOUR way or the highway?
Why do kids have to die, when they could have been helped? Why do kids die when they have been helped? I obviously won't get any answers here - only rants about onesided stories


Dear Wendy:

I don’t have customers on this blog; this is purely non-profit unlike your Therapist/Doctor/Book vendor/Pharma slave Kay J..

I pander to no one and don’t need your support to keep going thank you very much.

Someone has to get in the face of psychiatry and make lots of noise. I’m willing to that, and you’re willing to sit on the sidelines and remain their stooge.

It’s really sad how you credit Kay for saving your life, especially when you did all the work or at least you choice not to see personal responsibility and self determination in that light.

Sad story to hear about your son; yet the reality is a medication doesn’t fix and or save anyone. In hard fact, with the medications of today your son would be either a total walking zombie with no quality of life, and probably still would been where he is at today as unfortunate as that sounds.

But I’m not here to lecture you on how to reflect or process your loss.

Yet, you are naively miss lead in going after the message and deliver of it.

I hope you start to read about the myth that’s being propagated to those just like you. Their kids may be still alive, but those very kids are imprisoned by parents that can't even imagine the truth is out there to find.

I’m personally glad you had a gut response and vented here; this is my personal writing style, and if nothing else you have vested emotionally and have to process the information for better or worse.

That is your choice, not mine fortunately.

You are blinded to the truth by an obvious emotional and connection bias. I can understand that quality, because I have been there and observed countless victims of this myth.

For your information, being bought into the myth and being a ripe customer as you state; you actually have a tainted and vested interested in staying a victim and being labeled ill.

Too bad you have bought into the myth and cult of psychiatry.

I gather grief manifest in many ways; as in with case, you have bought the bill of goods so you didn’t have to face the reality that sometimes life is painful, unforgiving, and loses occur.

I guess you believe psychiatry has more power than God; as Kay’s child bipolar myth pal Biederman “child doctor of death” states.

Since he is only second to God in his egocentric ways.

Have a nice day,



PS: GOT YA! McPimp, you get what you wanted pal? {Laughing}

When you send commenter’s over from your Pro-med, NAMI group, Kay J. fan club, and apologist web site; you should let them know I don’t fear the truth like you do!

You tell them all you don’t take medications yet?

Or is that your pillow talk conversation on first dates for a Mr. Pseudo Con Journalist like yourself? {LMAO}

Now go write your post, make up a few commenter's, and invite your hug buddy Herb to join in.

I just love the extra special attention.{Smirk}

Stephany said...

Wendy you won't find answers anywhere until you open your mind to other treatments and realize that meds do not prevent death, can cause damage to a body and are not the only treatment paradigm.

IF you truly want answers, you'll have to look beyond yourself, past people like Jamison who SHOULD be held accountable due to their enormous influence on people like yourself.

No one can bring your son back, and you shouldn't spend your time worrying how he may have lived or not lived on or off meds. Maybe it's time to let go of that burden which is in my opinion the fuel to your sadness, which is understandable rage directed at others.

Mark Krusen said...

Damn Stan,
You do have quite a serious side to you also. Kick ass and write down names.

Stan said...

Dear Readers:

I got one of those condescending Anonymous comments this morning.

Most of the time I just delete or throw these type of comments in the recycle bin.

But lets have a little fun with this one.

To start with I am not bitter or unhappy as you say or assume. Maybe you haven't read some of my other lighter post here in this little wonderland.

I'm actually quite happy in both my opinions and my life; though I will admit the ignorance I find among comment's like yours, and the old school Psychiatric community as a whole; that thinks drugging little kids is OK; makes me pretty damned angry.

So your assumptions only appear as if your reflecting your own inadequacies and insecurities upon others. Though it may just be a side effect of the Drugs your on? Maybe you should go in for a med adjustment and tune up with Kay?

Thank you so very much for giving me the OK to have an opinion on my own blog {Laughing}, that's awfully Big Pharma of you really.

I hope to find peace someday, Maybe if I visit PEWAUKEE, I'll stop in an give you a little peace as a jumping off point. Sounds like a real Hoot to me!

I have posted the server, and IP address here so those anonymous peeps know they really are not that hidden after all.

Next time would you like your address and home phone # posted also?

As always, your joyous radiant voice of hope, and living in peace and harmony with the entire universe which includes the Mother-ship and specail Penguin friends,



Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Kay Jamison The Unquiet Fraud":

I'm sorry for how bitter and unhappy you are. You are entitled to your opinion about medicine and psychiatry, but clearly it has failed you. I think I would be bitter too. I hope you find peace someday.

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