Calling a Thought Process an Illness or Disease: The Ultimate Deception to Sell Pharmaceuticals

Even the most ambiguous definition of a thought process cannot be misconstrued as an illness or disease yet this is exactly what has been done by big pharma in order to get approximately ten percent of the population in the US over the age of six on antidepressants.

Despite the fact, antidepressants can cause depression, suicidality, myocardial infarction (sudden death) along with over a thousand other contraindications including severe withdraw symptoms they continue to be one of the most prescribed drugs in America.  

Replacing Mental Health & Mental Illness with Solution Based Terms

Emotion drives behavior and people seek out coaches, counselors, psychotherapists, and psychiatrists because they want to feel better. Replacing the broad generic terms of mental health & mental illness to the focused, solution-based terms of “Emotional Health and Emotional Fitness” is the absolute first step to mental health reform. This goes beyond stigma or political correctness. There are key reasons for this change, which will ultimately shape all reform put into place.Mental Health Reform

Top 10 Reasons Measurable Outcomes Must be Mandatory in Mental Health & Coaching

The current buzzword in mental health is measurable outcomes yet very few if any in mental health or coaching produce measurable outcomes. The question to everyone in the business of mental health or coaching is, “What is the reason for not producing measurable outcomes for your clients?” Every Certified Burris Coach is required not just to produce a measurable outcome but measurable improvement across a three-instrument twenty-two point checklist in order to complete their certification.

The Science of Emotion: Returning to Normal by Understanding How You Feel

Everything you have ever seen, heard, felt, tasted or smelled since your first breath is stored in your subconscious. The subconscious uses this information to determine how you will emotionally respond to your world. How well you remember anything is determined by the emotional impact at the time of the event. The result may not be as significant as post-traumatic stress but it can still have an impact, which can ultimately bring about an unwanted behavior.

 

Emotional Measurement™ Before Behavioral Assessment or Medication for ADHD

Emotion precedes everything we do in life, this is why a couple of the proverbial questions from psychotherapists is “How did that make you feel” or “How do you feel about that?” When one understands, the primary issue concerning disordered behavior the absolute first step is clearly to measure emotion. This could not be more evident than with the diagnosis of ADHD and ADD with children.

Does Depression, ADHD or Weight Loss Have Anything to do with Emotion?

People seek out psychotherapists and psychiatrists because they are emotionally distressed and for no other reason I am aware. For this single reason the answer to the above question should be perfectly clear however when I ask a client this question who has been in therapy for several years there is always a hesitation. The next question I ask is did your therapist measure and track your emotional state. The answer again is no.

Was Fort Hood Shooting about Jihad or Indicative of How Broken our Mental Health System Is?

Nidal Hasan needs to be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted for this despicable crime but it is important not to use him as yet another excuse for the incredible incompetence of the mental health industry. The most important information from the Generals and mental health professionals about the Fort Hood shooting will not be revealed until the media ask better questions and demands hard evidence in regard to these questions.

Obama Needs to Look at NIMH to “Fully Understand” What Happened at Camp Liberty

There is only one entity to hold responsible for what happened at Camp Liberty and that is NIMH. The way mental health professionals treat patients’ trickles down from the National Institute of Mental Health. In a recent conversation with an NIMH official in regard to depression as the primary symptom for suicide, he stated: "It is not what we would call a strong risk factor." If depression is “Not a strong risk factor” for suicide will somebody please tell what is?

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