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All in favour of shyness as a mental illness, raise your hand
Posted on September 15, 2011
Having been put under the psychiatric ‘microscope’, old-fashioned shyness is being reinvented as a psychiatric condition in need of ‘treatment’
The Daily Telegraph has reported on guidelines being developed in America that will lead more young people seeing their common problems regarded as illnesses that must be treated.
Shyness or ‘social anxiety’ is being subjected to the psychiatirc reinvention process. However, unlike real medicine, that process doesn’t refer to any scientific tests. It refers to and relies upon psychiatric opinion, where a show of hands can see the advent of a new ‘disorder’.
We can all have an opinion about another’s behaviour, but when a psychiatrist gives his opinion, it seems to be accepted as scientific.
Psychiatrists work hard to convince us their inventions are scientific, when in realilty they are no more than obsessive psychiatric impulses to redefine life’s problems as mental illnesses that feed the profit-driven psychiatric industry.
|DAVE TRAXSON OPPOSES THE EVER WIDENING CRITERIA FOR MENTAL ILLNESS IN CHILDREN.|
Mr Dave Traxson an educational psychologist from the West Midlands,U.K., was vocal on the problems relating to child drugging and in particular shyness when he spoke to the Times Educational Supplement (TES) in January this year. He said, “I feel very strongly that the time is right to challenge the growing practice of medicating our children for displaying behaviours and thought processes that until recently would have fallen within the normal range.” The new category of " sub-clinical normal variation social anxiety" is the driver for this proliferation which will undoubtedly lead to more psychotropic medications being prescribed for more children.
As even a lay person can see 'sub-clinical' and 'normal variation' should confirm it is a normal pattern of behaviour and not one that needs sledgehammer psychotropic drugs for vulnerable children.
Successfully masquerading as a science, as is the case with psychiatry, requires that certain appearances be maintained. A system for the codification of human behaviour was devised, where the number of psychiatric condemnations of behaviour has steadily increased. Shyness, cleverly marketed as Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is but one of a number of psychiatric condemnations listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), mental disorders section.
The cornerstone of psychiatry’s disease model today is the theory that a brain-based chemical imbalance causes mental illness. That includes shyness. Popularised by marketing, the idea is no more than fanciful wishful thinking, which has been thoroughly discredited by researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists and medical doctors.
The psychiatric industry would prefer to say or imply that only brain-based mental ‘illnesses’ can affect behaviour or thinking, that they need long-term care, and that they are incurable. These falsehoods have been so successfully disseminated throughout the mental health system and amongst the public, that countless numbers have become trapped as lifelong patients of psychiatric and psychological falsehoods.
These falsehoods must be exposed.
Read more: http://www.marketingofmadness.org.uk/all-in-favor-say-aye.htm