British psychologists have hit psychiatry hard: There must be a shift to humane natural mental health care!

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The British Psychological Society has attacked the rival profession of psychiatry with serious questions raised about the biomedical model of mental illness. Clearly humane non-psychiatric natural mental health care should replace psychiatry.

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There has been a shocking trend in medical-legal circles to go after victims of psychiatry who blow the whistle on having been tortured by psychiatrists as being unusually psychotic and in need of more intense psychiatric treatment than ever before. Clearly this has simply been a maneuver to crush the truth about the destructive discipline of psychiatry. The British Psychological Association has surfaced as allies of victims of psychiatry by attacking how psychiatrists approach mental illness.

The momentum in the fight against psychiatry seems to have been gaining ground

The momentum in the fight against psychiatry seems to have been gaining ground with the United Nations having blasted excessive medicalizing and torture by psychiatrists. There has been a deep crisis in mental health care with dark ages attitudes prevailing for a long time.

What is needed are humane non-psychiatric natural interventions

What is needed are humane non-psychiatric natural interventions which include compassionate counseling. There must also be an encouragement of good nutritional practices to help promote mental health. It is also important to help patients understand the vital significance of staying active to help beat mental health problems such as depression.

Psychiatrists have come under fire

The Guardian has reported psychiatrists have come under fire in the battle over what good mental health care is. The British Psychological Society has launched an attack on the rival profession of psychiatry with serious doubt being raised about the biomedical model of mental illness.

According to the leading body of Britain's clinical psychologists there simply is absolutely no scientific evidence that psychiatric diagnoses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have any validity or usefulness. They are suggesting a dramatic "paradigm shift" dealing with how the issues of mental health are understood. The psychiatric model of mental distress which claims people are suffering from illnesses which can be treated by doctors who use drugs is being credibly challenged.

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It does not help to view mental health issues as illnesses which have biological causes

Dr Lucy Johnstone, who is a consultant clinical psychologist, says it does not help to view mental health issues as illnesses which have biological causes. It has been correctly pointed out by Johnstone that the evidence has been overwhelming that people break down due to a complex mix of social and psychological circumstances in life. There must be considerations of poverty and discrimination, trauma and abuse, and bereavement and loss.

Paradoxically psychiatric intervention actually intensifies the real life problems people are confronted with and in many instances causes them to begin with. Psychiatry is and always has been a highly destructive discipline which feeds off of the problems it generates therefore stealing the right of people to enjoy health.

There is a need to shift away from a biomedical model of mental distress

Oliver James, who has trained as a clinical psychologist, has welcomed the decision of the British Psychological Society to speak out against psychiatric diagnosis. He has stressed the need to shift away from a biomedical model of mental distress towards one which examines societal and personal issues. James has suggested fundamental changes are necessary in how our society is organized in order to give parents the best chance to meet the needs of children.

It has been reported by Mad in America that clinical psychologists in the United Kingdom have called for the abandonment of psychiatric diagnosis and the disease model of mental disorders. They want an end to the unevidenced biomedical model which is implied by psychiatric diagnosis. A conceptual system which focuses on the actual human condition should replace the disease model in dealing with mental health issues.

The British psychologists and United Nations are absolutely right

The British psychologists and United Nations are absolutely right about the worthlessness and destructive nature of psychiatry. There has been an overwhelming amount of evidence for psychosocial causal factors in dealing with mental health issues and yet the psychiatric approach consistently creates and intensifies these factors.

The highly stigmatizing unscientific psychiatric labels and highly toxic arsenal of psychiatric drugs coupled with other destructive psychiatric interventions has painfully wasted millions upon millions of otherwise potentially valuable lives over the years. The legalization of the tyrannical quackery of psychiatry with swift kangaroo civil court proceedings in the USA has simply intensified the problem.

Psychiatry should be permanently abolished and replaced with humane natural approaches to mental health care. And the psychiatrists should be prosecuted for their massive crimes against humanity with full financial compensation given to all of the victims of psychiatry.

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