For laughs or for tears, some psychiatric haiku, or psychu.
The new school desk --
a bored child squirms.
American schools --
the worlds best public
"I see," he says
as if he could, then writes
Whatever you are is a
[Note: DSM V means "Dirty Secret: MONEY" or Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual, edition V, the voluminous list of so-called
mental illnesses, one or more sure to fit you, whoever you are.
These "illnesses" are sets of conditions having any number
of possible causes, with no science behind their being labeled illnesses.
They are voted into existence by a committee of the American Psychiatric
Association on the basis of "What can we get away with?"
and "Will the insurance companies pay us for medicating these
symptoms if we label them an illness?" and "Do the pharmaceutical
companies who financially subsidize the APA and many individual
psychiatrists have a drug on hand that might be more marketable
if we named this condition an illness?']
The baby reaches
for the flame. Careful -- don't be
Just a comment on psychobabble, as is the next one.
Boys with guns act out,
relieving stress, salvaging
Witness stand: Expert
testimony: Poor killer --
an abused child!
Muffled "I can't breathe!"
from the squirming child, but they
A frequent cause of injury and death in mental institutions:
people suffocating from being subdued, held down and strapped in.
Recent laws have probably made this less common.
"He came to us too late."
"He failed to take his pills."
It CAN'T be the pills. We'll
raise the dosage."
Insisting he's fine,
he's drugged for Oppositional
That's right: If a shrink says something's wrong with you, and
you say you're fine, that's a disorder!
Autumn -- the more we
medicate, the more we roll
in federal funds.
"Shock won't damage
memory," says one who has
Downers to handle
the uppers...brain-juggling for
Imagining shrinks want
to drug and shock him...
"Did he ever touch you
There is such a thing as child abuse (much of it done by psychiatrists).
There is also such a thing as practitioner-suggested child abuse,
a form of iatrogenic mental illness.
"Don't you think that's
significant...?" Toss the shrink
cured just as his insurance
Happens every time. The easiest way to be pronounced cured and
be told to leave a mental institution (in the absence of Medicare
or Medicaid or other funding) is to have one's insurance run out.
Prozac -- a relief
not to care what others feel...
DO others feel?
Outlaw psych drugs
and only outlaws will push
psych drugs...just like now.
Child withdraws from
Ritalin -- suicide.
Connection? Prove it.
curing the soul. Soul? The shrink
will cure you of that.
The nurse comes to your
home to watch you medicate:
SWALLOW. It's the LAW.
It's the law in many states now - for people adjudged "mentally
ill," though guilty of no crime.
"Who's there?" "Psych." "Psych who?"
"Psychu!" "Gesundheit! --
That's German for 'Health'." "Like
German for 'Solution'?"
The kids we drugged and
counseled now kill each other --