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Study Reveals Anti-Conservative Discrimination Among Psychologists
ChristianPost.com ^ | August 8, 2012 | Napp Nazworth

Posted on 08/08/2012 8:28:42 AM PDT by Albion Wilde

A significant number of social and personality psychologists have told researchers they would discriminate against conservatives in decisions about publishing, grant applications and hiring, according to a study published in the September issue of the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. Authors Dr. Yoel Inbar and Dr. Joel Lammers assert in the study the more liberal the psychologist claimed to be, the more likely they were to admit to anti-conservative discrimination....

"By excluding those who disagree with (most of) us politically," Inbar and Yammers concluded, "we treat them unfairly, do ourselves a disservice, and ultimately damage the scientific credibility of our field."...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academicbias; anticonservative; blacklist; blacklisted; discrimination; falseflag; headshrinkers; junkscience; liberalism; mentaldisorder; pseudoscience; psychobabble; psychologists; psychology
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DUH!

But it's always good to get a statistical analysis in writing.

1 posted on 08/08/2012 8:28:48 AM PDT by Albion Wilde
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To: Albion Wilde
From the communist goals of 1963.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.


Personally I think the psychiatric professions should be taking some heat over these mass shootings. They certainly seem to be a recurring theme in them.
2 posted on 08/08/2012 8:34:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Albion Wilde

I’ve found many errors in statistical methodology in published journals. The greatest error is not in the statistics, but in biased sample selection.


3 posted on 08/08/2012 8:34:38 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Stillwaters

Hardly surprising, but interesting just the same.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 8:34:55 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Albion Wilde

Thanks for the post. I have been finding (probably along with several other people!) the interesting tie between the recent shooting attacks by people who have been tied to the psychology/neuroscience field in some way.
(Fort Hood, Aurora, Sikh Temple...)

Once or twice is interesting. At least three becomes a pattern and should raise at least question mark flags in the minds of alert people.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 8:37:32 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Albion Wilde

There is consensus among Communists that dissidents must be locked up and tortured in mental institutes as criminally insane.


6 posted on 08/08/2012 8:38:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Albion Wilde
Interesting article find.

I hope that Dr. Yoel Inbar and Dr. Joel Lammers have independent practices as they will be black-balled, ostracized and likely have frivolous ethics complaints filed against them by their "always tolerant, accepting and fair" [BARF] colleagues.

7 posted on 08/08/2012 8:39:00 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Albion Wilde
A significant number of social and personality psychologists have told researchers they would discriminate against conservatives...

Frankly, this doesn't exactly shatter the perception I have had about psychologists.

One might even call it self-preservation.  They know that Conservatives don't exactly back their 'ideology' 100%.



8 posted on 08/08/2012 8:39:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: cripplecreek

In agreement on the Communist Goals aspect (see Communist nations for examples).

Also in agreement here:

“Personally I think the psychiatric professions should be taking some heat over these mass shootings. They certainly seem to be a recurring theme in them.”


9 posted on 08/08/2012 8:40:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: cripplecreek

Good point. I am wondering if all these shootings are indeed the set-up as a false flag event(s) of some kind.


10 posted on 08/08/2012 8:40:52 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Albion Wilde
scientific credibility

Any credible psychologist will tell you that psychology is not a science, its an art. Aside from some chemical brain issues, there is nothing in psychology that can be proven. After all, how do you prove that someone thinks something and then prove why they think it?
11 posted on 08/08/2012 8:40:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TEXOKIE

A few observations. The brain is the province of medicine, but the mind is not. Also, modern day psychology is not all based on lab science; it has a lot of junk science and politics mixed in with it.


12 posted on 08/08/2012 8:43:51 AM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: cripplecreek

Liberalism is a mental disorder, and psychiatrists are the fellow travellers of communism that empower and allow the mental defectives to run roughshod over society with impunity.


13 posted on 08/08/2012 8:49:21 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: TEXOKIE
Its no accident that the godfather of progressive public propaganda and crowd psychology (Edward Bernays) happened to be the nephew of Sigmund Freud.

Goebbels [...] was using my book Crystallizing Public Opinion as a basis for his destructive campaign against the Jews of Germany. This shocked me.

Biography of an Idea: Memoirs of Public Relations Counsel (1965)
14 posted on 08/08/2012 8:49:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Badeye; bigfoote7; Buchal; Cacique; Charles Henrickson; CholeraJoe; Cicero; ...

Ping! Another reason why medical docs should be vigilant in counseling referrals, students in the caring professions should choose their program wisely, and pastors should stand firm on how to go about “the renewing of your mind.”


15 posted on 08/08/2012 8:52:07 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: tired&retired
I’ve found many errors in statistical methodology in published journals. The greatest error is not in the statistics, but in biased sample selection.

This study was studying the bias itself. It may not be precise, but then, psychology is essentially unquantifiable. If the "show of hands" cited is any example, there is a lot of wiggle room in their findings.

16 posted on 08/08/2012 8:55:05 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: TEXOKIE

Some people go into psychiatric professions to discover what is wrong with themselves. Add to it the access to psychotropic drugs.

These people (like the woman who gunned down her fellow professors) at ratsh!t crazy.


17 posted on 08/08/2012 8:56:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: TEXOKIE
I have been finding ... the interesting tie between the recent shooting attacks by people who have been tied to the psychology/neuroscience field in some way. (Fort Hood, Aurora, Sikh Temple...)

How was the Sikh temple guy tied to psychology? I missed that detail.

18 posted on 08/08/2012 8:57:02 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: cripplecreek

Don’t forget, as homosexuals entered psychology, it became “normalized”.


19 posted on 08/08/2012 8:58:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Prov1322

There will come a time when conservatives realize that they already have “critical mass”, and will come out of the woodwork and push back against the domineering crazies who have been running things since the 60s. A certain old friend of mine in the early 70s had to help me get over having been hit on by the married psychologist I had gone to for life coaching. Talk about liberal...


20 posted on 08/08/2012 9:02:06 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Albion Wilde

You should my wife (a surgeon who originally studied to be a psychiatrist) about how the DSM (book on standard diagnosis) from the early 70s is far better than any of the current crap.

She now stays far away from any of that junk and sticks to intestines!


21 posted on 08/08/2012 9:02:21 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Aside from some chemical brain issues, there is nothing in psychology that can be proven.”

Ignorant nonsense.


22 posted on 08/08/2012 9:02:53 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Albion Wilde

It’s no surprise that a field dealing with crazy people is leaning towards collectivism. The hallmark of a conservative is to suck it up and deal with it if possible, and then seek help if it’s actually needed. We’re not exactly filling the coffers of the profession of shrinkage.


23 posted on 08/08/2012 9:04:31 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Prove it.


24 posted on 08/08/2012 9:05:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Don’t forget, as homosexuals entered psychology, it became “normalized”.”

Correct. Homosexuality used to be considered what it is — a mental disorder, or at least a symptom of a mental disorder.


25 posted on 08/08/2012 9:05:17 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: a fool in paradise; cripplecreek

In agreement with your agreement over the communist goals and what should be a hard self-examination about the mass shootings — and I might add, about the mass media knee-jerk reaction that mass shootings are the work of conservatives. It boggles the mind. A conservative by definition is not an extremist.


26 posted on 08/08/2012 9:07:27 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Albion Wilde
I was told more than once that I was not able to keep a Bible in my office...even out of sight.

One of the many reasons that a jump to private practice and consulting was the only way to survive.

27 posted on 08/08/2012 9:07:29 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Albion Wilde
the discipline is overwhelmingly liberal on social issues,

Humanists embrace "third force" psychology - which is based almost exclusively on the work of Abraham Maslow, Rollo May, Erich Fromm, and Carl Rogers. This psychology focuses on man's inherent goodness and predicts that every individual can achieve mental health simply by getting in touch with his "real self". Humanists call for individuals to become "self actualized" by meeting all their personal needs. Put bluntly, this psychology helps troubled individuals learn to worship their perfect selves.

28 posted on 08/08/2012 9:09:32 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: SpaceBar
Liberalism is a mental disorder, and psychiatrists are the fellow travellers of communism

At least we can see from that statement that stereotyping is not limited to liberals.

29 posted on 08/08/2012 9:13:26 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: tired&retired

you also have “operative definitions” which taint the sample.

ie when the libs wanted to make all video games cause violence. They defined a violent act as “pressing a button” regardless of the effect caused. (reset, jump, pause etc)

So now the psychologists just define violent as having “conservative thoughts” and presto no sane person is conservative.

I still like the old study that found 45% of doing ANYTHING would have the same result as psychological treatment. (or that no training was required to interprit ink blot studies)


30 posted on 08/08/2012 9:14:05 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Albion Wilde
the mass media knee-jerk reaction

Basic crowd psychology and its pure manipulation. Repetitive use of words, changing the meanings of words are long used manipulation tactics. I recently read "The Language of the 3rd reich" and it was all about the crowd psychology and the use of language to manipulate.

Remember the days when "Militia" was used in a favorable light? Its why liberals want to use "Undocumented" in stead of "Illegal".
31 posted on 08/08/2012 9:16:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Albion Wilde
It is called ‘job security’. Just like nearly every reporter and weather person that steps in front of a camera appears as though they are auditioning to replace JonStewart. Well, look at all the reality time shrinks are given on the boob tube... They are a dime a dozen and 99% of them love to hear themselves ‘talk’!!!!!

Couch time is $$$$$ in the bank. I know people as adults that cannot deal with daily life without referring to what their ‘counselor’ told them to do in situations where they ‘feel’ this or ‘feel’ that.

32 posted on 08/08/2012 9:16:40 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Albion Wilde

There is a fundamental reason for this. (note, this is my opinion...I am not a psychologist, but simply explaining why there is a mutual disconnect between Psychology and Conservatism)

A key concept of psychology is that if you act or think a certain aberrant way, it is not a conscious choice and may be classified as a disorder or a sickness.

Liberals subscribe wholesale to this as a way of maintaining that a Utopia is indeed possible, and with treatment of people who get in the way of achieving Utopia, it can still be achieved.

Conservatives (myself included) often take a knee jerk approach, sometimes to far in the other direction, and view blaming actions or behaviors on a sickness or disorder is a complete abdication of personal responsibility. We understand that when someone has brain metastases due to cancer, their behavior may change and they aren’t responsible.

But when a murderer or thief blames it on their childhood, sexual life, disrespect or mistreatment by others or society, we reject it.

And Psychologists, the vast majority of whom are liberal, detest us for that because it means we think they are full of crap, and enable bad behavior by removing the responsibility for actions from the person and placing it on others, and society in general.

Again, just my opinion. I concede that the truth isn’t so clear cut.


33 posted on 08/08/2012 9:16:52 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Albion Wilde

Psychology is not a science. It is institutionalized fraud. The subject as taught in universities everywhere is fraud, how to commit fraud using scientific sounding words. A iny percentage of psychologists are doing useful work in the field as employees of corporations for dealing with government regulations and fraudulent government psychologists.


34 posted on 08/08/2012 9:17:30 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: Albion Wilde

The psychology profession is full of aging flower children and other leftists.


35 posted on 08/08/2012 9:18:53 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: longtermmemmory

All “normal” teenagers have homosexual feelings.

Our whole society is stewing in that manipulative garbage.


36 posted on 08/08/2012 9:18:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Albion Wilde

The word ‘psychology’ and the phrase ‘scientific credibility’ should appear in the same sentence, unless it is linked in the negative.

I think the comprise an official oxymoron at this point.


37 posted on 08/08/2012 9:22:11 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
She now stays far away from any of that junk and sticks to intestines!

The intestines have far less dirt in the engine than either psychology or psychiatry as they are practiced in the mainstream. There are always exceptions, and some have been pure genius in helping wounded people live fully, such as Alice Miller's brilliant work on psychological child abuse by parents. But they are a statistical minority, IMHO.

38 posted on 08/08/2012 9:32:36 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Prov1322
I was told more than once that I was not able to keep a Bible in my office...even out of sight.

Unbelievable. What sort of business entities were these -- private practices, corporations, what? No government offices?

39 posted on 08/08/2012 9:38:19 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t need to: I’m not the one who’s wrong. That’s your problem.

But, off the top of my head: children exposed to complex trauma - not simple trauma, but complex trauma - will develop coping strategies in place of healthy baseline personalities.

As they move into adulthood and begin to widely experience normal, healthy relationships and interactions with others, the coping strategies they carried with them will conflict and eventually break down.

Because this persons childhood never involved the creation of a healthy baseline personality, they’ll have no idea how to deal with the loss of the coping strategy and the break down will be catastrophic in degree, and dissociative in nature.

This situation has a large percentage of suicides.

There will be exceptions, but not many.


40 posted on 08/08/2012 9:38:29 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Albion Wilde

My first position after grad school with a non-profit that had just moved from the grounds of a state mental hospital into the community...in Massachusetts, of course.


41 posted on 08/08/2012 9:42:49 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: cripplecreek

Gramsci’s ghost haunts the Western world. His methodology - or praxis, to use the marxian term - has succeeded beyond his wildest imagination. It is a tool for will-to-power driven mass murderers, and it has been used to telling effect.


42 posted on 08/08/2012 9:43:12 AM PDT by Noumenon (Obama 2012: Zimbabwe without the airfare)
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To: Albion Wilde

I had a blast in college taking psych courses. I was making good grades so they couldn’t flunk me but they really hated seeing me come in the door.


43 posted on 08/08/2012 9:51:49 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: cripplecreek

Nice to see it written up, but it’s a puff piece. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it. The Psychological Arts as they’re called, are an openly hostile abomination diametrically opposed to every tenet of conservatism.

Carl Jung is their current Guru: their antidote to the human condition.

http://home.earthlink.net/~thetabus/eugenics/eutt-6.htm

“1939 An interview with psychiatrist Carl Jung is published in Hearst’s International- Cosmopolitan. In it, he calls Mussolini a man of style and good taste who was “warm and human.” About Hitler, he says, “There is no question but that Hitler belongs in the category of the truly mystic medicine man. As somebody commented about him at the last Nuremberg party congress, since the time of Mohammed nothing like it has been seen in this world. This markedly mystic characteristic of Hitler’s is what makes him do things which seem to us illogical, inexplicable, curious and unreasonable...So you see, Hitler is a medicine man, a form of a spiritual vessel, a demi-deity or, even better, a myth.”

This anti-semitic Hitler worshipper, and his science, were researching seances.

http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/3847/the_occult_world_of_cg_jung.html

Want to know who Freud really was? English Prof. Frederick Crews is the go to guy.

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=96726&sectioncode=26

How about Alfred Adler?

http://www.lifecourseinstitute.com/Adler.htm

The 3 of these A**holes are the founders of the art of Depth Psychology, upon which all the other subdivisions of psych are based or derived.

How about a page of quotes from the psych field?

http://psychquotes.com/

“Psychiatry’s Views on Conservatives

“In August 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million taxpayer-funded study. It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed. Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives, in particular, suffer from ‘mental rigidity,’ ‘dogmatism,’ and ‘uncertainty avoidance,’ together with associated indicators for mental illness.”

Source: B.K. Eakman, Chronicles, October 2004, pp. 28-29.
“Political conservatism as motivated social cognition” By Jost, John T.; Glaser, Jack; Kruglanski, Arie W.; Sulloway, Frank J. APA Psychological Bulletin, May 2003, Vol 129(3), p 339-375”

As for Edward Bernays and Goebbels, Goebbels owned Bernays complete works, which were originally titled Propaganda, and were only subsequently re-labeled as public relations After it was discovered that Goebbels had made extensive use of them.

Whether it’s called psychology or psychiatry it’s all the same knowledge base and its end game is to sell disability and drugs. Here’s what it’s costing us from science writer Robert Whitaker whose spent 25 years covering the psychiatric beat.

http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Epidemic-Bullets-Psychiatric-Astonishing/dp/0307452425/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344443915&sr=8-1&keywords=anatomy+of+an+epidemic+by+robert+whitaker

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The Disability Numbers

There are no good studies yet on the percentage of “early onset” bipolar patients when they reach adulthood, end up on the SSI and SSDI disability rolls. However, the astonishing jump in the number of “severely mentally ill” children receiving SSI speaks volumes about the havoc that is being wreaked. There were 16,200 Psychiatrically disabled youth under 18 years old on the SSI rolls in 1987, and they comprised less than 6 percent of the total number of disabled children. Twenty years later, there were 561,569 disabled mentally ill children on the SSI rolls, and they comprised 50 percent of the total. This epidemic is even hitting preschool children. The prescribing of psychotropic drugs to two-year-olds and three-year-olds began to become more commonplace about a decade ago, and sure enough, the number of severely mentally ill children under 6 years of age receiving SSI has tripled since then, rising from 22,453 in 2000 to 65,928 in 2007 (98)

Moreover, the SSI numbers only begin to hint at the scope of the harm being done. Everywhere there is evidence of a worsening of the mental health of children and teenagers. From 1995 to 1999, psychiatric-related Emergency Room visits by children increased 59 percent. (99)

The deteriorating mental health of the nation’s children, declared U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher in 2001, constituted a “health crisis.” (100) Next, colleges were suddenly wondering why so many of their students were suffering manic episodes or behaving in disturbed ways; a 2007 survey discovered that one in six college students had deliberately “cut or burned self” in the prior year. (101) All of this led the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate what was going on, and it reported in 2008 that one in every fifteen young adults, eighteen to twenty-six years old, is now “seriously mentally ill”. There are 680,000 in that age group with bipolar disorder and another 800,000 ill with major depression, and, the GAO noted, this was in fact an undercount of the problem, as it didn’t include young adults who were homeless, incarcerated, or institutionalized.

That is where we stand as a nation today. Twenty years ago our society began regularly prescribing psychiatric drugs to children and adolescents, and now one out of every fifteen Americans enters adulthood with a “serious mental illness.” That is proof of the most tragic sort that our drug based paradigm of care is doing a great deal more harm than good. The medicating of children and youth became commonplace only a short time ago, and already it has put millions onto a path of lifelong illness.

98: Social Security Administration, annual statistical reports on the SSI program, 1996-2008, Social Security Bulletin, Annual Statistical Supplement, 1988-1992
99: Pediatric Academic Societies, Pediatric Psychiatric admissions on the rise,” May 16, 2000 press release
100: D. Satcher, Report of Surgeon General’s Conference on Children’s Mental Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2001).
101: B. Whitford: “Depression, eating disorders and other mental illnesses are on the rise, Newsweek, August 27, 2008”

Here’s a 13pg pdf that presaged his book’s release.
http://psychrights.org/articles/ehpppsychdrugepidemic(whitaker).pdf

“CONCLUSION
A century ago, fewer than two people per 1,000 were considered to be “disabled” by mental illness and in need of hospitalisation . By 1955, that number had jumped to 3 .38 people per 1,000, and during the past 50 years, a period when psychiatric drugs have been the cornerstone of care, the disability rate has climbed steadily, and has now reached around 20 people per 1,000. (Table 2) . As with any epidemic, one would suspect that an outside agent of some type-a virus, a bacterial infection, or an environmental toxin was causing this rise in illness . That is indeed the case here . There is an outside agent fueling this epidemic of mental illness, only it is to be found in the medicine cabinet . Psychiatric drugs perturb normal neurotransmitter function, and while that perturbation may curb symptoms over a short term, over the long run it increases the likelihood that a person will become chronically ill, or ill with new and more severe symptoms . A review of the scientific literature shows quite clearly that it is our drug-based paradigm of care that is fueling this modem-day plague.”

And yes the drugs are involved, and responsible for decades of mass shootings as they’re concurrently eating us out of house and home in dollars and cents.

Does any of this disgusting nonsense look like a Win in any way for Anyone, let alone Conservatives?


44 posted on 08/08/2012 9:56:30 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: cripplecreek

Personally I blame the many problems we have today with these idiots.
They tell teens that they’re normal , it’s OK to be out there, it’s OK to be finding ourself and parents should not get involved.

Now they’re working on getting rid of cross drssing as a mental problem and trying to call it a medical problem.

They’ve said that fecal sex is normal and now cross dressing .


45 posted on 08/08/2012 9:58:32 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: rlmorel
There is a fundamental reason for... why there is a mutual disconnect between Psychology and Conservatism...

Excellent thoughts. And like evolution and creationism, I think there is room for both. I think God created a certain degree of evolution; evolution did not create life as we know it. And I think there are elements of the psychological theories that are helpful, especially in healing mild disorders or healing from specific traumas.

For instance, many Christians have learned from psychologists not to judge or accuse a traumatized victim of sin and doubt nor admonish them to "just get over it." On the other hand, as you note, a murder committed by a psychotic or traumatized person is still a murder, and their past trauma should not erase culpability.

What I have learned is that the impact of socially universal "new information" takes at least 100 years to resolve, and often more. With the rise of global communications, we are experiencing progress in superficial ways, but regression in deep areas as we now must incorporate the experiences of a world of less advanced societies into our concepts of social universality.

Bottom line: "progressivism" is actually "regression towards the mean."

46 posted on 08/08/2012 10:04:06 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: manc

When I was in school in the late 80s it was psychologists they bought in to teach us sex ed.

We were country kids and already knew how it worked.


47 posted on 08/08/2012 10:08:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RinaseaofDs; arthurus
The word ‘psychology’ and the phrase ‘scientific credibility’ should appear in the same sentence, unless it is linked in the negative.

I think this discussion needs to make a distinction between research psychology and clinical psychology (counseling). The research end can certainly establish replicable phenomena that defy common sense -- I'm thinking of Harlow's "wire monkey" experiments here, or the studies in which decent people can be induced to inflict pain on others through thought manipulation. These are valuable insights into how ultimately to resolve traumas in individuals, or deliver relief to traumatized groups, such as after Columbine, Aurora or Fort Hood shootings.

It's the one-on-one stuff in the small room with no witnesses that is a particularly ripe area for abuse, and that needs much more rigorous scrutiny.

48 posted on 08/08/2012 10:13:38 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I had a blast in college taking psych courses. I was making good grades so they couldn’t flunk me but they really hated seeing me come in the door.

LOL!! I hear you. I drove my leftist American History professor wild, but always had plenty of footnotes to back up my arguments against his hate-America, anti-Christian b.s.

49 posted on 08/08/2012 10:18:51 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Albion Wilde

I had an 11 year old daughter by the time I got to college. My theories on child rearing differed considerably from what the “experts” thought.


50 posted on 08/08/2012 10:22:37 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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