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A no-nonsense short new video by Dr. Terry Lynch, medical doctor and psychotherapist, stating fact after fact about the myths and misinformation people have about the field of Psychiatry, 'brain chemical imbalances', and psychiatric drugs.

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Kenneth L (314)
Monday September 3, 2012, 11:08 pm
Simply stated by Dr. Lynch:

"So here are some truths. There are no known chemical imbalances in the brain that account for or cause mental illnesses. Fact."

"There are no established neuro-biological abnormalities that cause mental illnesses. Fact."

"There are no established genetic abnormalities known to cause psychiatric illnesses"..

"Psychiatry is fundamentally a belief system and ideology".

Buffy F (93)
Monday September 3, 2012, 11:30 pm
noted, ty

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 12:35 am
"Dr. Terry Lynch is an Irish medical doctor, psychotherapist and author. Terry is a campaigner for change in mental health, from the psychiatric/medical model to a holistic understanding. In this video, Terry sets out some of the key points of misinformation within the public understanding of psychiatry and psychiatric practice. The contents of this video should not be taken as an endorsement of ceasing psychiatric medication without adequate supports, as to do so can result in significant problems including, on occasion, the need for hospitalization."

P A (117)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 4:50 am
So treatment is symptomatic - no surprise there then.

At 08.08 "There is not a single psychiatric medication that acts to replace the deficiency of any chemical ..... such as insulin does for diabetes or 'Lthroxine' does for hypothyroidism....." CLANG!!! I daresay that Dr Lynch would not be too surprised to learn that Thyroxine (T4) does not in a large proportion of hypothyroid patients replace natural thyroid ( which produces T4, T3, T2, T1 and Calcitonin) - and we have to supplement with Natural Thyroid Extract or with T3. He would also not be surprised to learn that many thousands of people have banded together and written to the authorities with this news - and they are still ignored - because we are trying to contradict accepted DOGMA.

He is utterly right where he describes how the Medical Establishment works. Good for Dr Lynch!

12.20 - 'it is not brain pathology it is emotional distress..." - God bless and protect Dr Lynch - the medical establishment is likely to react as always as any organism does that feels threatened - by attacking him. I hope I am wrong - but experience does indicate this. He is a very good man and deserves our support.


Kenneth L (314)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 5:36 am
@Patricia, there are many medical doctors, health professionals, psychologists, mental health practitioners, even psychiatrists themselves, who see and know exactly what Dr. Lynch has said in this video, and 'in the public interest' as he puts it, boldly state it publicly. It is a matter of integrity over pocketbook and mere peer acceptance.
I wouldn't worry about 'being attacked by the medical establishment' because statements such as these about Psychiatry are absolutely true. And as you say, anything other than conventional drugs of every kind and the money and system that supports it, is not often welcomed.

Kenneth L (314)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 6:03 am
Dr. Lynch:
"According to Psychiatry, the biological answers have been just around the corner now for well over a HUNDRED YEARS..."We're SO close.... we're THIS solving the biological causes of mental health problems..." 'That's been the theme for the past one HUNDRED YEARS. And this keeps the public believing, hooked, on seeing biology as the cause as being recent. And it's well over 70 to 80 YEAR, as far as I'm aware, since any such discovery of any biological cause for psychiatric problems"


Kenneth L (314)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 6:18 am
Dr. Lynch:
"Filled with a passionate desire to establish Psychaitry as a scientific, respectable branch of medicine, many psychiatrists have made, unwittingly, over the past 100 years a major error of judgment. They first set up their conclusion, then set up their research to establish their presumed conclusion was correct. Therefore, concluding that mental health problems were caused by a physical brain defect, they designed their research to establish that this was the case. So the cart, which is the conclusion, was put before the horse, which was the hypothesis---an approach that is inherently and fundamentally unscientific. And a HUNDRED years on they're still putting the cart before the horse".

"Doctors set out to reinterpret the person's distress and to repackage it according to the principles of their own belief system, the psychiatric diagnostic process, rather than to set out to truly understand the person.and to understand and made sense of their experiences"

(and if I might add, with the 'help' of BIG PHARMA' making one big bankroll off of the whole shebang.).

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 6:29 am
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Kenneth! And much and many thanks to Dr. Lynch for setting the record strait!! :)

P A (117)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 6:44 am
Thanks for wanting to send me a green star, Kenneth.

BTW, I am delighted to hear that many think like Dr Lynch - but what then about that awful manual (was it a Diagnostic Manual/DSM?) that we heard about recently where such lunacies as not getting over the death of a close family member in under two weeks meant that the sufferer was diagnosed with some form of mental illness (undoubtedly requiring expensive medication).

I like Dr Lynch very much indeed and agree with him and wish him all success.
Thanks for my green star Elizabeth!

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 11:42 am
Noted. Thanks Kenneth.

Phillipa W (199)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 11:46 am
Before making a psychiatric diagnosis, they are supposed to rule out emotional distress. Sadly, this rarely happens. They often make a diagnosis of a psychiatric condition, be it temporary or otherwise, instead.

desanka s (416)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 1:40 pm
Interesting video, questioning the whole medical model of mental illness. It's not easy to solve the mystery of a sensible human psyche... at best, psychiatrists can untangle the half of truth...
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.Ē - C.G. Jung

Thank you Kenneth!

Freya H (357)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 5:22 pm
Psychiatry/psychology is 90% horsecr*p anyway. OK, some mental conditions are indeed real - but I suspect most of psychiatry is a crock to make money and sell people useless drugs.

Susan V (80)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 9:42 pm
What we need to demand is that our Dept of HHS initiate an Open Dialogue program in every city and state and also accept Orthomolecular treatment as legit along with many other non-drug approaches to healing, including those mentioned by Gwen Olson in her book, "Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher."

Each person can send the videos below with the link to the Open Dialogue training program in the US to their state representatives and demand everyone have access to such programs that WORK and save money and prevent more trauma for those in distress and family members.

Susan V (80)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 11:55 pm

Please sign and support the exposing of this and other problems with our system and the Open Dialogue option for treatment.

Get Behind Open Dialogue Movement for Mental Health

Kenneth L (314)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 1:46 am
Thanks Susan, certainly good communication and good nutrition are better than the mass drugging of society by the field of Psychiatry, pushed by Big Pharma multi-billion dollar corporations.

Diane B (275)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 2:58 pm
noted thank you !

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Wednesday September 5, 2012, 5:13 pm

Kim O (396)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 5:56 pm
Noted! Thanks for the interesting video, Kenneth!

Lynda G (122)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 6:56 pm
Thank you, Kenneth. I am keenly interested in psychology, not just cognitive and emotional processes but the physiology of the brain.

I agree completely that there are no known chemical imbalances in the brain that account for or cause mental illness. I know, however, that chemical imbalances in both brain and blood can cause behavioural disorders. An example would be a nutrient deficiency, too much or too little of a hormone or a toxin in the blood. This can affect mood and behaviour significantly, and can certainly can cause as much grief and dysfunction as mental illness, but it has a biological cause and can be treated. Antidepressants and psychotropic drugs are all too often prescribed and are useless in these cases, often causing permanent brain damage.

Doctors usually fail to investigate biological causes. If you say you are Ďa little depressedí they send you off to a counsellor, which is the right thing to do, but they should do a thorough examination and a blood screen as well to check for biological causes. Itís no use pouring your heart out to a counsellor if your kidneys are causing your bad temper. If you say you are very depressed, they will send you straight to a psychiatrist - they donít want any patients committing suicide while under THEIR care!

I have one friend who has regained her life because of an antidepressant, and another who has lost hers thanks to prescribed psychotropic drugs. She was once a very active, smart and vivacious woman, but became depressed over the loss of her 2 dogs. All she needed was some intense counselling and support, but she got put on drugs that day by day destroy her serotonin receptors. Now she sits in a chair all day, staring like a zombie at the TV, licking her lips, while her husband looks after her, the many feline members of the family, the house and his full-time job.

Kenneth L (314)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 7:38 pm
Thanks Lynda for your post. There is a key component that is always present in varying degrees when taking an antidepressant which is the placebo effect, a very real influence on 'how one feels'. after taking it. Study trials are supposed to account for it but unfortunately you have the pharma companies doing the trials and giving the often slanted results to the FDA to get some drug on the market and making money. Most people can't believe the extent placebo effect can have. The power of a person's mind is very powerful.
As Dr. Lynch points out,organic illnesses which can cause emotions and feelings (of course) are then handled by the appropriate medical specialty, such as a neurologist, hematologist, endocrinologist, etc. who have real tests and actual diagnoses based on actual scientific evidence. Psychiatry handles except by sheer luck and guesswork and subjective opinions.
That is again unfortunately not a rare example I think of someone losing their 2 dogs and then being diagnosed with a psychiatric 'mental illness' of 'depression' regarding it. How utterly stupid. All you need to do is relieve the painful emotion of the loss and that ain't thru drugs.

Susan N (34)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 9:24 pm
Interesting - I could not function when I tried to take anti-depressants twenty seven or so years ago; wish the doc had tried to look at other options than drugs!

Devon Leonar (54)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 11:03 pm
I have long felt that far too many people of all ages are now on some type of mind altering drugs. It's what seems to happen by default in all sorts of experiences. That can lead to extremism, which in all it's forms is dangerous. We are a very medicated society.........
A holistic approach to Mental Health, or to anything for that matter, is the way to go.!!! Thank you Kenneth for sharing Dr Terry Lynch's video on this very important subject.

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Friday September 7, 2012, 1:36 am

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Saturday September 8, 2012, 2:13 am
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