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Is Bipolar Disorder real?

Fifty-one year old Anne, a mother of five, was prescribed antidepressants for bipolar disorder, after experiencing recurrent emotional struggles.  However, her decelerating menstrual cycle was never medically explored and, as was established with a competent physical examination, she really suffered from menopause.

Today, millions of people are wrongly diagnosed with a disorder from the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, without ever being properly physically examined or having the disorder scientifically or medically confirmed.  The quick fix drug response to behavioral or emotional problems is turning Aldous Huxleys Brave New World into reality.

Facts:

Studies confirm that undiagnosed and untreated medical conditions manifest as psychiatric symptoms, yet patients presented to a psychiatrist are automatically labeled as mentally ill.  One study determined that 83% of people referred by clinics and social workers to psychiatrists had undiagnosed physical illnesses.

Dr. Loren Mosher, the former head of schizophrenia studies at the National Institute of Mental Health developed a successful non-drug approach to treating schizophrenia. Its success, however, was a threat to a pharmaceutical-run mental health industry and funding was subsequently cut.

In an eight-year study, the World Health Organization found that patients in economically disadvantaged countries that didnt have access to unlimited supplies of psychotropic drugs, fared dramatically better than patients in the U.S. and other developed countries that relied upon psychotropic drugs.  After five years, 64% of the patients in the poor countries were without symptoms of schizophrenia and functioning well.  In contrast, only 18% of the patients in the prosperous countries did well.

Psychiatric drug sales are a $27 billion a year industry in the United States alone, often thwarting any attempts to provide workable medical care for people suffering mental or emotional problems.

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  1. David
    March 2, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    You never stated whether Bipolar Disorder is real. You have my interest. Does your religion determine as to whether you can survive these mental onsets?

  2. March 3, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Bipolar Disorder is a fictitious label contrived by money motivated interests to get you hooked on psychotropic drugs.

    Through Scientology technology you can get to the root of mental onsets and discover what’s causing them. You discover this on your own terms and for yourself and then overcome and resolve what’s causing this.

    The best way to learn more about Scientology is to read a Scientology book written by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. Try Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought. Or if you have issues that are stressing you out, find out where these are coming from by reading Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health.

    Otherwise, walk into any Church of Scientology and ask as many questions as you like.

    • brad
      October 11, 2010 at 2:26 am

      You have obviously never experienced life with a bipolar patient. Have you? I know from personal experience that this disorder is indeed real and very much a problem in one’s life. No doubt some people are misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder, but show me one medical issue that has not been misdiagnosed! Living with a bipolar father is HELL so before you dismiss the disorder you should try living the life it entails!! and yes you did mention scientology in your first comment….just scroll back up and look!!

  3. Andrew
    April 20, 2008 at 4:46 am

    I have suffered from bi-polar for nearly 10 years and can comfortably say it is real. Scientology is ridiculous in it’s claims and really isn’t a science at all – more of a cult religion. I can tell you, there is a enormous difference in my ability to function normally without the aid of some medication. I don’t have a dependancy on the medication, as it is not addictive, but as I have a chemical imbalance, there is little talking about things using Scientologies whacky techniques that have been able to fix this problem, probably because it’s a physical condition that causes a mental one.

    • September 19, 2009 at 9:53 pm

      actually ask any psychiatrist what bipolar is because by and i garentee you not one will be able to tell you they give you and i lithium or better yet drugs… because they cover up the symptoms of what you really have. there is no “chemical imbalance” thats just a doctors term for saying i know your symptoms but i dont know whats wrong with you but here are some drugs or minerals to take in the interest that you may feel better but not fix the real problem. this in turn makes you think that something is working and it is in a sense but now that you believe this you will be willing to buy more psychotropic drugs from your doc. now scientologists claim and i am looking into this as we speak, that at the core of every “mental illness” there is something that happened to you that was very tramatic either in this life or a past life to make you the way you are now. they believe and dont get me wrong this is totally cool! but they can through a series of tests check to see whats causing this thing to happen and then fix it its kindof like hypontism except they say its much more clear a science. my dads girlfriend of 8 years is an OT 8 one of the highest ranking scientologists in the party my whole life pretty much shes been trying to get me off of psychotropic drugs… ridalin aderall wellbutrin and so on a so forth now i never took her seriously because i thought she was a quack. i am 21 years old now and a gave me this dvd called Making A Killing -the untold story of psychotropic druging- now get this most of you prob dont know this but scientology is huge in the alot of other parts of the world and is the leading drug rehabilitator in the world the leading drug prevention in the world. the reason many of you dont know this is because the US Pharmasutical companies have a hold on so many of our psyches. i mean think about it you can go into a doctors office tell them a couple of symptoms and 15 minutes later walk out with a perscription that could get you some pretty good business if you know what i mean. this in turn gives them good buisiness, buisiness that you would never want to imagine a pharasutical business could get and the money is so good that they dont care who they kill. thats why the goal of scientologists is is to rid the world of pharmasutical drugs because they are dangerous and kill. Now whether or not that got to you listen to this that dvd i was tellin you about guess who it was made by The Citizens Commission on Human Rights, “A.K.A. THE UNITED NATIONS” Peaple… Scientologists just share the same beliefs on this stuff… Now you know why scientology is so big in other countries. its easier to get to the people out there. This movie woke me and scared me up and i strongly urge anyone that wants to better there lives the lives of the there friends or just to see whats really going on out there in the world to see this and share the word.

  4. April 20, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    I didn’t say anything about Scientology, in my post, but it seems you feel the need to attack it, check out Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) http://www.cchr.org for more information.

  5. grace
    June 9, 2009 at 3:23 am

    You state that bipolar disorder is ficticious, but you believe in Thetans making clusters around our bodies? I think you could use some of those psychotropic drugs! I mean really… How can you believe in a religion where the founder admits he wanted to make his own religion to get rich? Please do not insult the people who truly suffer from bipolar or other mental disorders! You could be one of them and just don’t know it!!!!

  6. July 3, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Never heard of that cluster thing you’re talking about..? Otherwise, one individual once claimed L. Ron Hubbard made such a comment during a lecture in 1948. The only two people who could be found who attended that very lecture in 1948 denied that Mr. Hubbard ever made this statement. And Mr. Hubbard himself certainly denied it.

    Another famous writer from the same era who did make such a statement was George Orwell, who wrote to a friend in 1938 that “there might be a lot of cash in starting a new religion.” His letter was later published as part of a collection of letters which was circulated widely. It seems that Orwell’s comment has been misattributed to Mr. Hubbard. This was recognized by courts in Germany who enjoined those who had attributed such a statement to Mr. Hubbard from repeating it.

  7. Lisa Milton
    December 6, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    I’m not a scientologist but I agree wholeheartedly with the websk8er. My Mother was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her mid 50’s. Prior to that she had abused alcohol and made many poor choices in her life which resulted in a lot of instability. Having witnessed all of this, I feel certain that my Mother never suffered from any disease including alcoholism. She just lacked the coping skills to deal with normal stress. Perhaps she was ill equipped based on her upbringing. However, I believe that if she had heeded the advice of her many counselors to change certain behaviors that she could have gotten well on her own without the aid of medication. After 20+ years on bipolar, antidepressant and mood enhancing drugs, she still exhibits constant anxiety and depression that stems from irrational thought patterns. She constantly dwells on the past, reliving past hurts and emotional trauma. And when she’s not doing that, she’s talking about everyone’s business and problems as if it’s her own. Learning to live in the present and accept responsibility for one’s own mental state seems to be the key to healing, but old habits are hard to break for people who have learned to blame all their problems on a “disease.”

  8. Rebekka
    September 20, 2010 at 2:12 am

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080312081256.htm

    You have obviously never experienced an unconctrollable high, sitting in your storage room, back killing you, no sleep in 3 days, in tears, and cannot stop sorting thru cleaning the room, then going straight into a low where getting out of bed is next to impossible. That is bipolar. Any shrink will tell you, it’s when you swing between uncontrollable extreme high and low moods..so your statement that no shrink can tell you what it is, is just ridiculous.

    I was diagnosed with type II when I was 7 years old, but never put on medication for it (contrary to your ignorant belief, not all shrinks just want to dope you up..some avoid it when possible) but it became exacerbated by problms due to pseudotumor cerebri that I develouped 10 yrs ago, after being given expiremental innoculations in the Marine Corps (had nothing to do with bipolar..they were just using recruits as guinea pigs).

    Noone knew much about bipolar when I was first diagnosed in 1988. The difference was day and night. I was a happy sociable kid with many friends, perfect attendence to school, I was outgoing and talkative. I became a loner, I started faking sick to get out of school, failed a grade, had no friends, would swing between anxiety and anger, and deep depression, and was always extremely stand-offish.

    I know how I felt. Without any doctor telling me. And I was just a little kid. Don’t you dare tell people like me that it’s not real, that what we are feeling is not real, that it’s made up just to pump us with drugs. Just cos YOU can’t see how we feel, what we go thru, doesn’t mean it’s fake.

    Check the link above. It’s one of many studies showing a gene that controls communication within the brain is behind bipolar, and other similar disorders.

  9. Rebekka
    September 20, 2010 at 2:20 am

    To Lisa- Modern drugs are still highly expiremental. The FDA is corrupt. They approve medications that are not safe, and not fully tested. That doesn’t mean her condition isn’t real. It just means nothing exists to treat it yet. You are ignorant. You are the type of person that makes life so difficult for us. Like I told the other person, just because YOU can’t see it, doesn’t make it fake.

  10. katherine
    December 2, 2010 at 3:54 am

    You moron. I’m 13 and bipolar has already ruined my life. I was diagnosed when I was 5 years old. Do you know what it’s like being a five year old kid with a mental illness? I don’t think so. You get tormented and you feel like there’s no escape. When I was 7 I tried to commit suicide and again in march. When I was 11 I was kicked out of Catholic school due to complications with my ODD and bipolar. In public school it’s worse and no one helps me except for my band teacher. Because of this I will never get to experience true happiness, I won’t have a date to my 8th grade dance or prom. I won’t find love. I won’t ever have a normal life. Now you think that I chose this endless pain? That what I go through every day is not real? I honest to God hate people like you. Before posting something like this try talking to a bipolar person, you may learn a thing or two.

  11. Bronwen halliwell
    January 28, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder about four years ago,although I have struggled with severe symptoms since I was 8yrs old. I have had several second opinions and though I believe something is terribly wrong with my mind I cannot accept that I have to take five different medications a day to function. Do you believe this is a spiritual malady? There has to be another answer. I would appreciate your imput by email. Thank you

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