The National Institute of Mental Health and the American Psychiatric Association are more bent than ever before on identifying valid causative factors related to what they consider to be “mental illness.” Toward that end, I have begun thinking about disease etiology and classification.
Psychopharm Complex (PPC) is a multisystemic disorder which impacts social, economic, biological, psychological, and emotional domains of life. This disorder is considered to be an Industrial Disease and is thought to be directly caused by corporations working to create profit and influence through the marketing of experimental drugs that act upon the human brain, central nervous system and endocrine systems.
Symptoms of Psychopharm Complex can be seen at the individual level, in communities and community institutions (such as schools and correctional facilities), and within broad societal culture and function.
Biological symptoms of PPC manifest themselves in the individual as weight gain, irregularity in hormonal function, loss of hair, muscle tremors and rigidity, sexual dysfunction and, in many cases, an untimely death. At the community and societal levels, the biological impact of Psychopharm Complex contributes to the current public health crisis by increasing obesity, kidney disease, and rates of premature mortality.
The social and emotional aspects of the disorder vary from person to person and social and emotional effects are highly dependent on one’s culture of origin, family wellness, and individual personality structures. The risk of being affected by Psychopharm Complex is heightened by factors such as trauma history, a lack of social capital, and educational difficulties. People who experience significant psychological or emotional difficulties are at severe risk of developing Psychopharm Complex.
Note: This is not to say that psychiatric medications are unilaterally bad (though most are known to be rather dangerous compounds that can cause tremendous problems) or that no one should ever in their life should take psychiatric medications. I have no opinion on what individuals do within their own lives at any given point in time. This is not to say, either, that some people do not have profound difficulty within their experience or that some people do not find use of psychiatric medication to be helpful in some ways.
This is to say that the general situation with psych meds is totally out of control and it’s causing a lot of problems for people, their families, and communities.