Psychiatry, biology, neurology, stupidity.


Just weeks before the long-awaited publication of a new edition of the so-called bible of mental disorders, the federal government’s most prominent psychiatric expert has said the book suffers from a scientific “lack of validity”.

The expert, Dr. Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, said in an interview Monday that his goal was to reshape the direction of psychiatric research to focus on biology,genetics and neuroscience so that scientists can define disorders by their causes, rather than their symptoms.

While the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or D.S.M., is the best tool now available for clinicians treating patients and should not be tossed out, he said, it does not reflect the complexity of many disorders, and its way of categorizing mental illnesses should not guide research. [1]

Biology and neurology are already outside of the correct path: they constantly look for “causes” based on the dogma of materialism, completely forgetting (?) that we are also sould and spirit.

See for example some research article titles of brain research from Nature:

Brain mechanisms of altered conscious states during epileptic seizures
Andrea Eugenio Cavanna & Francesco Monaco
Nature Reviews Neurology 5, 267-276 doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2009.38

Multisensory brain mechanisms of bodily self-consciousness
Olaf Blanke
Nature Reviews Neuroscience 13, 556-571 doi:10.1038/nrn3292

Neural correlates of consciousness in humans
Geraint Rees, Gabriel Kreiman & Christof Koch
Nature Reviews Neuroscience 3, 261-270 doi:10.1038/nrn783

Neuroscience: The mind mapped
Nature 483, 271-272 doi:10.1038/483271a

See how “the brain is what generates consciousness and everything” is the foundation of all research? See how all there “is” are neurons, chemistry and matter. No room for anything else there.

Now imagine these sciences crisizing another science of being dogmatic!


We are getting closer to biology-based diagnoses. [2] When the blood test says so, you will be tagged “crazy”. No matter what you may think!

PS. And YES, psychiatry is way out of order. It has the tendency to name everything “mental disease”… Read The dictatorship of the science of psychiatry for more on that.

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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