There are many “disorders” for which psychiatrists prescribe psychiatric medication. But the “science” behind this is often questionable, if not flawed. What if we “turn the tables” and consider the “logic disorder” of psychiatry? In this message, respected researchers in psychiatry are quoted or referred to, revealing the flawed or faulty logic all too prevalent in psychiatric research and dialogue. It would seem that historically, psychiatry went through an Identity Disorder or at least a crisis and then an anxiety disorder in terms of its place in the world in contrast to therapists and counsellors. The “loss of the soul” and the rise of scientism have all played a role. All of this impacts the life and health of people on psychiatric medication. There are psychiatrists who truly want to help people, are caring, and when psychiatric drugs help people, let’s be thankful. However, this message is about the “industry as a whole” and the prevalence of psychopharmacology. A more detailed analysis can be found in Dr Mulitze’s book, “Pills for the Soul?” This message is an excerpt from a seminar.
Author: Dieter K Mulitze, PhD
Dieter has written three books on the ministry of transforming and healing prayer. One of Dieter’s main roles in this ministry is teaching the seminar series and speaking at conferences. Dieter’s three books serve to articulate and strengthen the theology and practice of the ministry of transforming prayer for the whole person. Dieter graduated from the U. of Guelph (BSc) and holds a PhD in quantitative genetics from the U. of Saskatchewan. Dieter was an associate professor with the University of Nebraska, and has co-authored scientific papers in several professional journals. He is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., with the Master of Christian Studies (MCS) degree, concentrating in spiritual theology. Dieter has served as an elder in a number of churches. Dieter is bi-vocational, serving as the Chief Scientific Officer for Agronomix Software, a software development company which develops, distributes and supports a software application for plant breeders and agronomists worldwide. With his experience in the corporate world, Dieter has also taught on the theology of work. Dieter is no stranger to international travel – having lived in Syria and Morocco for a total of 6 years and travelling to over 50 countries worldwide for business or ministry. Dieter and his wife Ellen live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have one daughter, Karissa, who lives in France with her husband and children. View all posts by Dieter K Mulitze, PhD