A 27 year old medical student from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia who was about to begin his residency training soon after his coming graduation from medical school was feeling a little under the weather. Actually, however, his symptoms of any type of illness were no more serious than someone suffering from a mild common cold. This medical student was interested in heading out to the Hawaiian islands for post graduate training in psychiatry.
This medical student had good coping mechanisms and a really upbeat premorbid personality. He was very close to his parents when he was growing up and their relationship with him served as part of his inspiration to go into medicine. He was an idealist who wanted to help not just his patients, but also his family become healthier people and live long lives. And thereafter as a physician he tried to stand by his parents as much as humanely possible even though it appears greed, drugs, alcohol, and being mesmerized by the horrible unethical cruelty of the diabolically insane psychiatrists turned them against him. In the last analysis it turned out to sadly be their distortions of the facts and literal lies which helped to cement a horrible intentional misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder and a civil court case against him in Texas.
This medical student was an honor student and member of Phi Beta Kappa in college and also shined in his required clinical work in medical school. He was well adjusted socially with a lot of friends in grade school, high school, college and medical school, liked women, and was always finding some time to socialize in between his many long hours of hard studying. He loved the outdoors and did good in two clinical electives at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine in Child Psychiatry and Family Medicine his senior year of medical school. In between working hard to make his way in Hawaii he spent as much time as possible swimming in the beautiful oceans off of Hawaii.
When this medical student returned from Hawaii to finish up his senior year of medical school he began to feel a little less energetic than usual from the weather conditions in Philadelphia coupled with deconditioning after being in great shape from spending time in the magnificent outdoors of Hawaii. The medical students advisor was a psychiatrist and this medical student made an error which was to prove catastrophic for his life and career by stopping in to chat with his advisor about how he felt, being at the time of the school of thought that even brief psychotherapeutic sessions could be helpful for his life and career. He was a psychology major at Dickinson college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a 4.0gpa in his major and with training which heavily emphasized a Rogerian humane approach to therapy.
Clinical review questions:
The psychiatrist in this case would be right to have diagnosed this medical student with:
a) Schizophrenia b) Bipolar Disorder c) Anxiety Neurosis d) Nothing Psychiatric , Just a Normal Life Adjustment Reaction
The correct answer he is obviously d, nothing psychiatric. Any highly well educated and intelligent medical student is not at all likely to fit into the 1% or less of the population that is anticipated to suffer from schizophrenia. His premorbid personality structure had nothing at all to do with schizophrenia. And bipolar disorder also is not at all likely with someone with this background. Anxiety neurosis was also unlikely for this medical student since the problems he was dealing with were real and not imagined. It is likely this soon to be young physician was simply suffering from a standard non-psychiatric adjustment reaction with an excellent prognosis if the right natural support and interventions were offered to him.
The best treatment for this young physician would therefore have been:
a) Neuroleptics b) Lithium c) Valium d) Natural Health Care
The best treatment for this young physician would clearly have been natural health care. Any drugs which could have clouded his judgement would have been dangerous for him. Neuroleptics, the drug often used for schizophrenia, would be contraindicated for someone with this background and would cause problems more serious than schizophrenia itself. Lithium, the drug often used for bipolar disorder, would slow this type of person’s brain down and ruin his career. Medical students and doctors have to be able to think and act fast and any drugs which would slow down their thinking could be fatal for their careers. Valium, the drug often used for anxiety, also would therefore not be indicated for anything aside from acute anxiety since this drug like all other tranquilizers could harm the young physicians intellectual and physical response rate and emotional capacity.
What this young doctor needed was an aggressive natural health care approach. Good nutrition, daily rest, daily exercise, preferably in the fresh air and sunshine, vitamin and mineral supplements, strong advice to cut out all alcohol and drugs, and aggressive positive counseling aimed at helping this young physician maintain his self-esteem and confidence were indicated. With this approach this young physician could have been anticipated to have had a very bright future with no mental health care issues.
And even though this was obvious in dealing with this young physician who loved the outdoors, fishing, swimming, bike riding, good nutrition and basically did not like alcohol and drugs his entire life his own father who was in heated competition with him his entire life began railroading him into one psychiatrists’ office after another and pulled the rug out from under his career knowing how sensitive the medical profession is. And this physician was to discover that psychiatry is a complete sham with the psychiatrists selling themselves out to the highest bidder. All of the sudden this physician could not get a word in with his own colleagues to explain what was really happening with him and how sick the drugs which should have never been prescribed actually made him.
All he needed was to be treated like anyone else and given the same fair chances as anyone with normal support systems and his career could have gone fine. And yet his father who was the brash, heavy drinking, heavy smoking, heavy gambling Wall Street stock broker who pulled in hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from his hot deals on Wall Street in between losing tens of thousands of dollars gambling had the upper hand with the psychiatrists who were intriqued by being able to deal with all of his money and power.
And so this physician was actually ruined by his own father and his friends and associates who literally bought what turned out to be the “Psychiatric Industry of Enslavement, Torture and Death” out from under him. The truth no longer mattered in dealing with the quick diagnoses and heavy druggings for big profits of the chronically unethical, brutal and greedy psychiatrists and their associates in the medical profession. And now it was appearing his own father was along with allowing other abusive tendencies to surface, venting his jealousies over his son as a Phi Beta Kappa having received higher honors than him in college and having had the kind of romances he always dreamed of having himself in the Hawaiian islands. And his own mother went along with all of this without asking any questions it apears knowing all along those $5000 and more diamond rings and fur coats would keep pouring in if she simply did not ask any questions.
This report is based on a real case history. The young physicians life and career were catastrophically ruined by an initial misdiagnosis of schizophrenia which rolled over into a second catastrophic misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder years later due to the side effects of the initially improperly prescribed neuroleptics which set off a deep life threatening drug induced depression which was later misdiagnosed as a depressive phase of manic-depressive illness. The bitter disagreements between this independently minded physician and the psychiatric community grew to such extremes that he was lured to Texas where a rigid, reactionary psychiatrist used force and a court order for 90 days of outpatient treatment to try to make him accept an unusually sketchy diagnostic picture of bipolar disorder. Actually it appeared this animal, Dr Theodore Pearlman, also known as “The Texas Butcher”, could not even get Texas judges to give him what he actually wanted which was life in a locked ward in a mental hospital concentration camp in Texas for this young physician even though he does not and never suffered from mental illness and is not a criminal.
The psychiatrists all over the USA continued to refuse to deal with this physician when he proved he was well with natural mental health care and wanted to work with them to write up his own case and get back to work in his residency training program of choice at the University of Hawaii which he had resigned from under the influence of being very sick from the side effects of the neuroleptics which should have never been prescribed for him. And they refused to even compromise and simply offer him another job for which he was well qualified and had worked his entire life for.
And so at this time this physician is struggling to survive at middle age due to the associated financial problems from his career having been ruined even though he has displayed by the nature of his independent online medical reporting and his healthy lifestyle on a tight budget that he is not mentally ill. Now this physician supports the anti-psychiatry movement because the psychiatrists have refused to work with him and have continued to refuse to offer him a job back at middle age even though he is married to an immigrant woman from Vietnam and they have their two young children to care for.
This has all raised serious questions in the mind of this physician as to what the psychiatrists are really up to as it has become clear what happened to him was due to sadistic carelessness instead of honest mistakes. After all at this time the attitudes and policies of the American psychiatrists in dealing with this physician are putting strains on his marriage due to serious financial problems which is obviously all part of initiatives by the psychiatrists to make their social picture of mental illness appear to be true instead of working to reverse that. And many activist critics of American psychiatry have made it clear they do not think this physician who has proven his mental health again and again can now be helped since a court order was used to force treatment on him in Texas.
Such court orders for unwanted psychiatric intervention are clearly used by a consistently cruel and sadistic US Department of Justice to completely shut down the careers of the victims of this tyranny thus essentially murdering them and their families if they are not independently wealthy. And so many people who agree that this physician has been wronged and is a victim of a myriad of serious abuses are nevertheless being left with nothing more to offer than prayers for his soul since the US Department of Justice including the American judges along with the American psychiatrists and their associates in the medical profession clearly use court orders for psychiatric intervention to sadistically murder people instead of to help them out with their mental health and their lives and careers. “The Harold Mandel, MD Natural Mental Health Care Reform Association” has been founded to help people like this young physician who have been victimized by mental health care human rights abuses.
Mandel News Service