General “Researchers Doubt That Certain Mental Disorders are Disorders at All” – Forbes by Idfk anymore, I'm just here I guess 8/21/2021 written by Idfk anymore, I'm just here I guess 8/21/2021 https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisonescalante/2020/08/11/researchers-doubt-that-certain-mental-disorders-are-disorders-at-all/?sh=1f2e987015a6 4 comments 0 Email Related posts how are you today? 1/22/2022 dirt and water 1/22/2022 I hope i don’t relapse into depression 1/22/2022 New antidepressant 1/22/2022 Scared 1/22/2022 I want to scream my heart out… 1/21/2022 but how long? 1/21/2022 Just passing by 1/21/2022 A good night… 1/21/2022 its too much 1/20/2022 4 comments heartlessviking 8/21/2021 - 1:51 pm And this article hits all the reasons that I; left the field of psychology as a professional researcher am not seeking out a new therapist have serious doubts about the future of the social sciences. It took me a long time to figure that out though, and frankly if it had been a financially rewarding path I’d probably still be at it. People are funny like that. Yet, many of the worst atrocities committed by our species are done either with the help or indifference of psychologists. Early research was done to justify eugenics; the murder and sterilization of millions judged “unfit.” Later on IO psychologists helped dismantle the American Labor movement and promote at will employment, which is the time delayed reason I don’t work for anyone right now. Think about it; Stanford prison experiments MK Ultra Lobotomy Phrenology and those are JUST the most prominent example. There are hundreds to perhaps thousands of bad ideas that psychologists did anyway. There were some interesting and useful breakthroughs, but every one of them sits in the shadow of enforced trauma and the stripping away of humanity. I also think that psychologists are part of something called; The pain arms race. Humans have natural limits to the amount of pain and stress that they can handle. This is determined initially by upbringing and genetics. Yet, every coping skill pushes up that threshold for what you can tolerate. Which of course is what happens in therapy. On the other side the misery makers come up with new and creative ways to bring grief to humans. And I won’t even go INTO the disaster that allowing social workers and counselors the same privileges and responsibilities as psychologists. Log in to Reply hanuman 8/21/2021 - 3:22 pm Wow, your comment was rich and empowering. In many ways for me. While I am not a psychologist, I do hold a science degree. Intuitively, I have felt this break down in our system. Heart breaking. Thank you for sharing your well versed and informative words. Log in to Reply nobody else 8/21/2021 - 3:49 pm not a fan of psychologists here either. but i think the article is deceptively written. the “researchers” who are denying mental disorders aren’t mental health professionals at all. They’re “biological anthropologists” whatever the fuck that is. so they have no business sticking their ugly ass noses in the psychological sciences. it’s like a bunch of dentists writing a paper that the moon landings were a hoax. see this is why we cant trust the scientific community Log in to Reply xox 8/21/2021 - 9:27 pm This is a good subject for discussion , I agree that psychology is not a science but a scam business , the dsm 5 which used by psychologists for diagnose had 300 disorder , and the number of mental disorders is in increase, even normal behaviors could be diagnosed by psychologists as mood swings and linked to several mental disorders , the business is growing , antipsychotic drugs alone had 14.6 billion profit and this was in 2011 , the number of people diagnosed by mental disorders estimated to be 10.7 worldwide in 2017 , and the commercial marketing of mental disorders and the using of drugs supported in all social media and the internet , the side effects of some of the medications are lethal and cause problems in some of the organs , like liver and kidney damage, some of them doesn’t actually work but still widly used and promoted , like antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs , that does not work in most of the patients or make the patients hallucinate more and permanently, there is even studies linking antipsychotic drugs with brain damage , with that being said , let’s talk about evolutionary psychology, just chick it out! No science just a bunch of psychologists try to justify xenophobia, racism, gender inequality, slavery and turture , let’s go to another fact about using psychology for turture and in wars and prisons just search on this , even some of them have strange hypotheses linking sex with anything you can imagine , not sure why the Obsession, also psychologists reports respected in the law , which means diagnosing anyone with mental disease could mean they will not work in some occupations will not have some legal rights or that it will used against them in court or by police , also they could file a report consider you crazy even if you walk normal and do normal things and make someone make all the choices in your life ( slavery ) some cases what it take just bribing some psychologist to make a report and take everything from you , Last point I will mention is , I think if there is medical or genitic reasons for depression or ptsd which is a reasonable assumption it will need more research in the field of neuroscience and biology , for sure not psychologists. 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