Freethinking And Creativity Now Recognised Mental Illnesses

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If Einsten, Mozart, or Orwell were born today, they would be diagnosed with a disorder in childhood and "medicated into barren normality."

Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? Is above average creativity a disease? According to the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) these traits are all symptoms of ill and diseased minds.

Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? Is above average creativity a disease? According to the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) these traits are all symptoms of ill and diseased minds.

And surprise, surprise: Big Pharma has treatments available.

The manual of mental disorders identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, cynicism, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed.

The DSM-IV is the manual used by psychiatrists to diagnose mental illnesses and, with each new edition, there are scores of new mental illnesses. Are we getting sicker? Is it becoming harder to be mentally healthy?

Authors of the DSM-IV say that it’s because they’re better able to identify these illnesses today. Critics charge that it’s because society is becoming more repressive, and Big Pharma is desperate to create new markets.

The Unbounded Spirit reports:

New mental illnesses identified by the DSM-IV include arrogance, narcissism, above-average creativity, cynicism, and antisocial behavior. In the past, these were called “personality traits,” but now they’re diseases.

All of this is a symptom of our over-diagnosing and overmedicating culture. In the last 50 years, the DSM-IV has gone from 130 to 357 mental illnesses. A majority of these illnesses afflict children. Although the manual is an important diagnostic tool for the psychiatric industry, it has also been responsible for social changes. The rise in ADD, bipolar disorder, and depression in children has been largely because of the manual’s identifying certain behaviors as symptoms. A Washington Post article observed that, if Mozart were born today, he would be diagnosed with ADD and “medicated into barren normality.”

According to the DSM-IV, the diagnosis guidelines for identifying oppositional defiant disorder are for children, but adults can just as easily suffer from the disease. This should give any freethinking American reason for worry.

The Soviet Union used new “mental illnesses” for political repression. People who didn’t accept the beliefs of the Communist Party developed a new type of schizophrenia. They suffered from the delusion of believing communism was wrong. They were isolated, forcefully medicated, and put through repressive “therapy” to bring them back to sanity.

When the last edition of the DSM-IV was published, identifying the symptoms of various mental illnesses in children, there was a jump in the diagnosis and medication of children. Some states have laws that allow protective agencies to forcibly medicate, and even make it a punishable crime to withhold medication. This paints a chilling picture for those of us who are nonconformists.

Although the authors of the manual claim no ulterior motives but simply better diagnostic practices, the labeling of freethinking and nonconformity as mental illnesses has a lot of potential for abuse. It can easily become a weapon in the arsenal of a repressive state.

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at The People's Voice. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one. Live without fear.
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Baxter Dmitry

9 Comments

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  2. I didn’t believe you.
    I googled it.
    It’s basically “My child is misbehaving” syndrome.
    According to the Mayo clinic, the treatment is literally to lay off your kid, and be a better parent.
    Your statement about medication is misleading in this case, but it’s only a matter of time before it becomes objective truth.

  3. Important parallel to note here!

    “The Soviet Union used new “mental illnesses” for political repression. People who didn’t accept the beliefs of the Communist Party developed a new type of schizophrenia. They suffered from the delusion of believing communism was wrong. They were isolated, forcefully medicated, and put through repressive “therapy” to bring them back to sanity.”

    If there were no 9/11 lies why was Susan Lindauer falsely arrested under the treasonous Patriot Act, held in Carswell military prison AND NEVER CHARGED WITH A CRIME?

    W Bush, Dyk Cheney et al., avoided prison for lying to the American people about 9/11, Iraq and for falsely sending Susan Lindauer to prison.
     

    >>> Read “Extreme Prejudice” if you need a refresher about that.

    https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Prejudice-Terrifying-Story-Patriot/dp/1453642757

    “Former Congressional staffer Susan Lindauer covered Iraq and Libya at the United Nations, as a U.S. Intelligence Asset and back door channel on anti-terrorism from 1993 to 2003. 

    Most notoriously, in the summer of 2001, her team warned about a major terrorist attack involving airplane hijackings and a strike on the World Trade Center. Lindauer also campaigned heavily against the War in Iraq, and developed a comprehensive peace framework through her back-channel in the run up to War. 

    This is the story of what happened when Lindauer tried to disclose the true facts of Iraqi Pre-War Intelligence and the 9/11 warning to Congress and the American people. It details the nightmare of her arrest on the Patriot Act and her imprisonment without a trial at the notorious prison inside Carswell Air Force Base in Texas. 

    EXTREME PREJUDICE is a true life spy thriller.”
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  4. What do you expect when America is a Zionist Occupied Government?? The filthy jews who run the banks, the media, the mortgage companies, Big Pharm and Monsantos GMO foods of Death, ALL want America to be a turd world shithole and all whites are extinct and disarmed so the animals and sub-human socio-parsites can run wild, destroying everything we worked for and created!

    • I don’t always go full retard, but when I do I blame the Jews(who are God’s Chosen people btw) and refer to all non-whites as “animals” and “sub-human socio-parasites”.  Stay ignorant and racist my friends. 

  5. Crack out the tin foil hats people! What a load of pure rubbish. I’ve known plenty of people who have suffered bi-polar, depression and anxiety. The medicines made by ‘big pharma’ saved their lives. Mine included. 

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