Psychiatry claims that mental illness has a genetic basis. Schizophrenia is often cited as the best example of “behavioural genetics”. There are at least ten reasons why this is not possible. Yet this belief continues in the mental health profession as if it were fact and hence is actually a modern myth.
How valid are psychiatric diagnoses? Should you trust them and accept the influence they can have on your life? You might be surprised to discover that some prominent psychiatrists and researchers claim that these diagnoses are pseudo-scientific and problematic.
Jacqueline was diagnosed with bipolar disorder by three psychiatrists. She was on up to ten drugs, enduring their side effects, feeling increasingly hopeless and cutting herself. Through concentrated healing prayer, the causes of her deep emotional pain were revealed from her past. In Christ’s presence, she was totally healed. Chemical imbalance or any “problem with her brain” had nothing to do with her emotional suffering.
How can mental illness be a “modern invention?” Is this not “heresy”? What if “mental illness” as the new buzzword and professional title has more to do with the pharmaceutical industry, billing for psychiatric services, politics and more — than the healing of real people with deep pain?
What began as a seemingly “simple” prescription for sleep deprivation unravelled as a painful nightmare with terrible side-effects. Eventual, lasting relief came from emotional and spiritual healing – nothing to do biology and medication.