Children's gender roles revisited

Children's gender roles revisited

There are 6 comments on the The Day story from May 9, 2011, titled Children's gender roles revisited. In it, The Day reports that:

Amy Richards poses with her sons Webber Sloan, 7, left, and Beckett Sloan, 5, on a fire escape at their apartment in New York.

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#1 May 9, 2011
The Mental Health Industry is based on no science. No medical model and no evidence based medicine. The industry also lied about chemical imbalance to mind drug the population. The industry is political and based on hearsay.

Only a fool or a person that has been compromised on pharmaceutical mind drugs would believe them.

The mind drugs effect the personality and gender identification along with a host of other health and mental issues and the Pharmaceutical and Mental Health Industry doesn't want the public to recognize the problem of gender ID and homosexual behavior by the changes of chemistry to biological brain by their products. It would destroy the profit margin. Therefore it is important to neutralize the gender issues and gain public acceptance.

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#2 May 9, 2011
There has been "No" biological defect found for any mental illness or any of the other (made to order)diagnoses by any neurological study.

Without a test for chemical imbalance the mental health (psychiatry) is limited in the ancillary tests of medicine like an EKG, EEG, blood work or other tests in the diagnoses of a patient. They aren't needed in Psychiatry.

The psychiatric diagnosis is made on the basis of behavior and hearsay.

If we respect metabolic changes based on daily dietary habits, weight gain / loss , terms of the survival of the organisms as a person age along with physical conditioning, physical illness, electrolyte level, gender differences , body temperature, I don't see how the Mental Health and Counseling Industry could conform to any consistency in data with consideration to the above to state a person has a mental disease or illness based on chemical imbalance.

APA lies to the American Public and puts the society in danger

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp...

The fraud in psychiatry has been going on for more then 40 years since H W Bush was CEO, Eli Lilly and before that time as VP under the Reagan Presidency.

There Are No "Chemical Imbalances"

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"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical. No experiment has ever shown that anyone has an "imbalance" of any neurotransmitters or any other brain chemicals. Nor could any conceivable experiment demonstrate the existence of a "chemical imbalance," simply because no one, least of all the biopsychiatrists, has the slightest idea what a proper and healthy chemical "balance" would look like."

"...the views and beliefs of biopsychiatry have nothing to do with the answers to scientific questions in any case: the hunt for biological "causes" of "mental illness" is an entirely fallacious enterprise in the first place; the non- existence of data to support its assertions is quite beside the point."

"The latest edition of one pharmacology text has this to say about the status of depression as a disease: "Despite extensive efforts, attempts to document the metabolic changes in human subjects predicted by these [biological] hypotheses have not, on balance, provided consistent or compelling corroboration." This is a long-winded way of admitting that not even a scrap of evidence supports the idea that depression results from a "chemical imbalance." Yet patients are told every day - by their doctors, by the media, and by drug company advertising - that it is a proven scientific fact that depression has a known biochemical origin. It follows directly that millions of Americans are being lied to by their doctors; and people surely can't give informed consent for drug treatment when what they're being "informed" by is a fraud.... To sum up: there is no evidence whatsoever to support the view that "mental illness" is biochemical in origin; in other words, things like "Unipolar Disorder" and "Attention Deficit Disorder" simply do not exist."

http://www.adhd-report.com/biopsychiatry/bio_...

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#3 May 9, 2011
Developing DSM-V in Secret

October 17, 2008

Here’s a brief statement by Robert L. Spitzer, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City.
It’s an editorial called Issues for DSM-V: Developing DSM-V in Secret, which was apparently rejected by the American Journal of Psychiatry.
The gist of it is that the DSM-V will be developed behind closed doors; apparently this is a significant break with the process of peer review which was in place during previous revisions of the DSM. The members of the Task Force and Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Workgroup have all signed confidentiality agreements – a policy which is the direct opposite of that adopted by the World Health Organization for its development of ICD-11 (the next revision of the International Classification of Diseases).

More:

http://birdofparadox.wordpress.com/2008/10/17...

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#4 May 9, 2011
Hidden and concealed from the public

The medical privacy act was enacted in 2004 (Republican Bush presidency) to hide and conceal medical, psychological or pharmaceutical wrong doing in services or products that harmed an individual or caused a health or Psychological problem in the society.

The Act stopped statistics and other pertinent information from the News media or persons with an interest (family)

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#5 May 9, 2011
'There Is No Definition of a Mental Disorder'

Gary Greenberg's recent Wired articleabout the anxiously anticipated and repeatedly delayed fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DMS-5)begins with a revealing admission. "There is no definition of a mental disorder," Allen Frances tells him. "It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it....These concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries." Frances should know. As the lead editor of the current DSM, Greenberg writes, he is literally "the guy who wrote the book on mental illness."

But the fact that there is no precise, workable, meaningful definition of mental disorders will not stop the APA from trying once again to catalog them. As Greenberg observes, too much is at stake to stop now, including psychiatry's legitimacy, drug companies' profits, and the ability of mental health professionals to get paid for their work by picking a code out of the APA's bible. Frances himself is not suggesting that the APA stop the"bullshit"—only that it proceed a little more carefully. He regrets that DSM-IV, the revision he oversaw, precipitated a40-fold explosion in diagnoses of bipolar disorder in children, who ended up taking powerful psychotropic drugs with uncertain long-term effects "even if they had never had a manic episode and were too young to have shown the pattern of mood change associated with the disease." He worries that something similar might happen if DSM-5 includes a "pre-psychotic" disorder that psychiatrists will be keen to treat preventively with drugs. In a2009 Psychiatric Times essay, Frances warned that an emphasis on early intervention would encourage the "wholesale imperial medicalization of normality," producing "a bonanza for the pharmaceutical industry" while imposing on patients the "high price[of] adverse effects, dollars, and stigma." Robert Spitzer, the lead editor of DSM-III, seems to have similar concerns about reckless definitions, complaining that the revision process has been excessively secretive.

For his part, Greenberg, a psychotherapist and the author ofManufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease, walks to the precipice of calling psychiatry a pseudoscience before turning back:

The authority of any doctor depends on their ability to name a patient's suffering. For patients to accept a diagnosis, they must believe that doctors know—in the same way that physicists know about gravity or biologists about mitosis—that their disease exists and that they have it. But this kind of certainty has eluded psychiatry, and every fight over nomenclature threatens to undermine the legitimacy of the profession by revealing its dirty secret: that for all their confident pronouncements, psychiatrists can't rigorously differentiate illness from everyday suffering. This is why, as one psychiatrist wrote after the APA voted homosexuality out of the DSM, "there is a terrible sense of shame among psychiatrists, always wanting to show that our diagnoses are as good as the scientific ones used in real medicine."

http://reason.com/blog/2011/01/06/there-is-no...

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#6 May 9, 2011
The mind drugs effect the personality and gender identification along with a host of other health and mental issues and the Pharmaceutical and Mental Health Industry doesn't want the public to recognize the problem of gender ID and homosexual behavior by the changes of chemistry to biological brain by their products. It would destroy the profit margin. Therefore it is important to neutralize the gender issues and gain public acceptance.

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