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6,142. To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown. (Society & Mental Health) Jeanette Winterson
82,855. A neurosis is a secret you don't know you're keeping. (Mental Health & Secret) Kenneth Tynan, English theatre critic
82,856. Everything we think of as great has come to us from neurotics. It is they and they alone who found religions and create great works of art. The world will never realize how much it owes to them and what they have suffered in order to bestow their gifts on it. Marcel Proust
8,984. Children came with a wide variety of behaviour and disorders and symptoms: some were homicidal, quite a few were suicidal, some were non-speaking and mute, others were widely delusional, all had a most traumatic history behind them which explained their behaviour. Although it was sometimes difficult to ascertain their story. (Children & Behaviour & Abuse & Mental Health) Horizon: Bruno Bettelheim: The Man who Cared for Children, 1987
62,429. This is Liam. Aged five he was disruptive, hyperactive, and unable to focus ... Now, five years later, Liam’s life has been transformed. His new-found ability to concentrate is largely due to a drug called Methylphenidate. Best known to most of us as a brand name: Ritalin ... These drugs were originally designed fifty years ago for the treatment of adults with depression. (Children & Control & Behaviour & Mental Health & Pharmaceutics & Ritalin & ADHD & Medicine) Horizon: Pill Poppers, BBC 2010
62,430. ADHD is believed to be caused by an imbalance of key chemical messengers in the areas of the brain that control attention and memory. Ritalin appears to make these messengers more effective, helping to restore attention. Like all drugs, Ritalin comes with a cost. (Children & Control & Behaviour & Mental Health & Pharmaceutics & Ritalin & ADHD & Medicine) ibid.
87,134. OCD: We use OCD to describe our friends. We know OCD celebrities. OCD appears in BBC drama series. We even use OCD to describe ourselves ... The truth is much much more serious. Horizon: OCD: A Monster in My Mind, BBC 2015
87,135. OCD is a disorder that affects between 1 and 2% of the population. ibid.
105,933. Our brains have the astonishing ability to interpret the world around us. Most of us are able to tell the difference between fact and fantasy, between real and imagined danger; we learn to recognise voices, understand meaning. But for some, the normal benign business of interpreting reality has broken down. (Mental Health & Madness) Horizon: Why Did I Go Mad? BBC 2017
105,934. For years these disturbing psychotic experiences have been given a name: Schizophrenia. (Mental Health & Madness) ibid.
105,935. Is there really such a thing as madness? (Mental Health & Madness) ibid.
105,936. Psychosis is a term used to describe a range of different diagnoses including the most notorious of all: Schizophrenia. (Mental Health & Madness) ibid.
105,937. People with psychosis seem to produce too much of a brain chemical called Dopamine. (Mental Health & Madness) ibid.
105,938. ‘There are more people living in the general population who hear voices who have never had contact with psychiatric services.’ (Mental Health & Madness) ibid. Jackie
105,939. It’s primarily the brain’s response to traumatic events. (Mental Health & Madness) ibid.
110,538. The modern-day psychopath is often characterised as the stuff of nightmares. Whether they love Chianti or crossbow Hollywood has no shortage of these charismatic, violent and impulsive monsters … It is estimated that somewhere between 300 and 400,000 psychopaths live in Britain today. (Psychology & Mental Health) Horizon: What Makes a Psychopath? BBC 2017
110,539. ‘Ryan Klug and I’ve killed someone … Yeah, I slit her throat and stabbed her in the heart.’ (Psychology & Mental Health) ibid.
110,540. What makes a psychopath? (Psychology & Mental Health) ibid.
110,541. Being a violent killer doesn’t simply make one a psychopath. (Psychology & Mental Health) ibid.
110,542. This checklist has 20 traits that psychiatrists look for. (Psychology & Mental Health) ibid.
110,543. Psychopaths have around 7% less grey matter in the limbic system of the brain than non-psychopaths as well as significant differences in brain activity. (Psychology & Mental Health) ibid.
110,544. Can psychopathy be cured? (Psychology & Mental Health) ibid.
110,545. This type of group therapy could actually make them even more violent … Group therapy became a kind of empathy finishing school … to wear the mask of sanity. (Psychology & Mental Health) ibid.
110,546. World leaders seem to score highly. (Psychology & Mental Health) ibid.
76,918. Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to taking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young. (Illness & Mental Health) Sigmund Freud
6,144. Imagine a society that subjects people to conditions that make them terribly unhappy then gives them the drugs to take away their unhappiness. Science fiction. It is already happening to some extent in our own society. Instead of removing the conditions that make people depressed, modern society gives them antidepressant drugs. In effect antidepressants are a means of modifying an individual's internal state in such a way as to enable him to tolerate social conditions that he would otherwise find intolerable. (Society & Mental Health & Unhappiness & Depression) Theodore Kaczynski
6,151. Our society tends to regard as a sickness any mode of thought or behaviour that is inconvenient for the system and this is plausible because when an individual doesn’t fit into the system it causes pain to the individual as well as problems for the system. Thus the manipulation of an individual to adjust him to the system is seen as a cure for a sickness and therefore as good. (Society & Individual & Mental Health & Unhappiness & Depression) Theodore Kaczynski
6,223. Experience has taught us that we have only one enduring weapon in our struggle against mental illness: the emotional discovery and emotional acceptance of the truth in the individual and unique history of our childhood. (Individual & Mental Illness & Childhood) Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
6,427. Private Institutions Used In CIA Effort To Control Behavior 25-Year $25 Million Program. (Mind & CIA & Mental Health) The New York Times 2nd August 1977 article
6,428. Drugs Tested By CIA On Mental Patients. (Mind & CIA & Mental Health) ibid.
6,441. Due to the psychologically destructive nature of brainwashing research the CIA began to seek new, unwitting test subjects in psychiatric hospitals. From 1957-1964 patients at the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal became mind control guinea pigs for MK Ultra scientist Ewen Cameron. (Mind Control & CIA & Mental Health & Brainwashing) PSTV.tv Mind Sciences
8,895. Bush also successfully rammed through the Orwellian-named New Freedom Initiative. This forces every child in America from age five to eighteen to be psychologically tested twice a year. Whether you’re home-schooled, private schooled or public schooled. The guidelines for mental illness were written by a consortium of drug companies. And in their own internal documentation they brag they will go from 15% of children on psychotropic drugs and Ritalin to over 50% ... This is the type of nightmare only Josef Stalin could dream of. (Children & Control & Ritalin & Psychology & Mental Health & Pharmaceutics) Alex Jones, Martial Law 9/11: The Rise of the Police State
8,937. In 2001 Frontline reported on the dramatic rise in the number of children being given behaviour modifying medications. (Children & Control & Mental Health & Pharmaceutics & Behaviour & Ritalin & ADHD & Medicine) Frontline: The Medicated Child, PBS
8,938. A teacher suggested he was hyperactive ... In pre-school another teacher suggested medication ... and prescribed Ritalin … It made him anxious. (Children & Control & Mental Health & Pharmaceutics & Behaviour & Ritalin & ADHD & Medicine) ibid.
8,939. A steep rise in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood mental illnesses of all kinds. (Children & Control & Mental Health & Pharmaceutics & Behaviour & Ritalin & ADHD & Medicine) ibid.
8,940. Tens of thousands of children are being prescribed powerful medication to control hyperactivity and improve their behaviour. According to the latest figures prescriptions for these drugs have almost doubled in the last five years. But now Britain’s leading psychological societies are calling for an urgent review. So is medication being used as a chemical cosh for kids? (Children & Control & Behaviour & Mental Health & Pharmaceutics & Ritalin & ADHD & Medicine) Tonight: Chemical Cosh for Kids?
8,941. The number of prescriptions for drugs to combat ADHD has gone up from four hundred and eighty thousand to eight hundred thousand in the last five years. Most of the drugs are stimulants, and work like the illegal drugs speed or cocaine. But for ADHD sufferers they radically increase focus and help concentration in the classroom. (Children & Control & Behaviour & Mental Health & Pharmaceutics & Ritalin & ADHD & Medicine) ibid.
8,942. The medication has side effects. And some of them are serious. (Children & Control & Behaviour & Mental Health & Pharmaceutics & Ritalin & ADHD & Medicine) ibid.
8,943. Bigger and bigger doses are required to achieve the same effect. (Children & Control & Behaviour & Mental Health & Pharmaceutics & Ritalin & ADHD & Medicine) ibid.