Dr. Nassrallah: Overwhelming Evidence that “Schizophrenia” is a Heterogenous Neurological Syndrome

This post is a link to a video presentation with a few comments about the content. "Schizophrenia is a Neurological Syndrome" Firstly, a person should never be referred to as "schizophrenic". It is a shame that this adjectival form of a term that should be abolished entirely is sometimes used by clinicians...and unfortunately out of … Continue reading Dr. Nassrallah: Overwhelming Evidence that “Schizophrenia” is a Heterogenous Neurological Syndrome

“Mental Health” Courts are Inherently Unjust

The PA court systems describe "mental health" courts as follows: Mental health courts partner key justice system officials with leaders in the mental health system to divert offenders with severe mental illness into a judicially supervised program and includes community-based treatment.  The number of defendants with serious untreated mental illnesses in the criminal justice system … Continue reading “Mental Health” Courts are Inherently Unjust

The Next Mass Shooter Might Have Needed that 17th Bed

The IMD Exclusion is an illogical, unscientific, and discriminatory government policy that is premised on a gross fallacy of something called "mental diseases". The IMD Exclusion should have been repealed decades ago. In 1996 Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, in a Senate hearing, told Congress that serious "mental illnesses" were brain disorders, just like Parkinson's and … Continue reading The Next Mass Shooter Might Have Needed that 17th Bed

Kendra’s Law Cannot Save Lives Until the Fallacy of So-Called Mental Illness is Done Away With

In 1999 Kendra Webdale was pushed into the path of an oncoming N train at the 23rd Street station in New York City. This tragedy led to passage of Kendra's Law.On January 15, 2021 - it happened again. What did society learn from the horror that happened 23 years ago? Nothing, absolutely nothing. The general public cannot learn, because … Continue reading Kendra’s Law Cannot Save Lives Until the Fallacy of So-Called Mental Illness is Done Away With

Stepping Up Initiative’s Failed Mission in Allegheny County, PA

Stepping Up (CSG - Council of State Governments, Justice Center) proclaims its mission to be reducing the number of people with so-called mental illness in America's jails. The incarcerated population in Allegheny County Jail disproportionately suffers from "psychiatric disabilities". According to a 2019 report from a university in the area, roughly 75% of the jail … Continue reading Stepping Up Initiative’s Failed Mission in Allegheny County, PA

Criminal Adjudication System Needs to Hold the Medical System Accountable.

This Deputy Did Just That! Deputy Threatens To Arrest Hospital Worker On this website, on the page titled "Criminalization of "Mental Illness", What Does This Mean? we assert that the CJS (Criminal Justice System) needs to find ways to hold the "mental health" system accountable. On the home page we also charge the CJS with … Continue reading Criminal Adjudication System Needs to Hold the Medical System Accountable.

Guilty But Autistic

The title is definitely meant to be provocative. This blog post was inspired by an initiative of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Department of Human Services to increase awareness about the challenges of people diagnosed with autism that become justice-involved. Autism and the Courts | Learn | Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania (pacourts.us) Medical … Continue reading Guilty But Autistic

Medicine should have abandoned the construct of “Primary Psychiatric” a long time ago.

Article: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Major Neurocognitive Disorders as a Model for Understanding Neuroanatomic Dysfunction in Primary Psychiatric Disorders Advances in neuropsychiatry are increasing ourunderstanding of brain-behavior relationships. With thisknowledge, the classification of illnesses as psychiatric and neurologic appears increasingly out –datedjscimedcentral.com