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Psychotic Psychiatry

A Tract Book Essay

By

Anthony J. Fejfar, J.D., Esq., Coif

© Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar

It used to be that philosophy or perhaps natural science were

considered to be the disciplines most concerned with truth. Now, however,

psychiatry is attempting to steal the stage. Psychiatry purports to be able to

recognize that which is psychotic; psychotic being defined as “out of touch

with reality.” The corollary of the foregoing, is, of course, that psychiatry

must know what “reality” is in order to be able to distinguish it from non-

reality.

The problem is that psychiatry itself is totally out of touch with reality

since it typically uses conventional morality and atheistic materialism as

normative. It has gotten so bad that some psychiatrists think that

metaphysics, the study of ultimate reality, is delusional or psychotic.

Here is the best though. Do you know that if you tell a psychiatrist

anything which he or she thinks is out of the ordinary that you will in all

likelihood be diagnosed delusional or psychotic? Take this for example. It

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is well known that the Mafia is active in the Kansas City area. I grew up in

Nebraska and this was generally understood as being true. Let us say

however, that I grew up and got a job in Kansas City and I was being

rousted out of my job with no explanation. Let us also assume that I have

been previously diagnosed as having Bipolar mental illness. I go to my

psychiatrist and tell him that I suspect that I am being rousted in my job

because I won’t pay protection or join the mafia. My psychiatrist, having

grown up in Pakistan, immediately assumes I am delusional and diagnoses

me with Schizophrenia without bothering to investigate the underlying facts.

Now, it is painfully obvious that every psychiatrist should employ a

private detective to check out the underlying facts of the patient’s story. In

point of fact people do get persecuted by not only the mafia, but also the

F.B.I. and the C.I.A. It is so obvious because it is in the newspaper. For

example, the local newspaper in Pittsburgh, PA, published a story about the

new C.I.A. station chief in Pittsburgh. Now, this is interesting because at

the last time that I checked, 50 U.S.C.S. section 401, et seq., known as the

National Security Act, prohibits the C.I.A. from spying domestically in the

United States.. I think that it is a felony under federal law. Under the

National Security Act, the National Counter Intelligence Agency (N.C.A.)

is responsible for domestic spying.

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Now, back to psychiatry. How about this for an interesting move?

Joe Smith discovers that his wife is planning to run him in onto a psychiatric

ward for treatment. She is keeping a careful list of all of Joe’s behaviours so

that she can give this to the psychiatrist. Joe discovers the list and decides

to get a crew cut, hair cut and grow a beard so that his cannot be accused of

having cognitive dementia. Joe’s wife proceeds with her plan anyway.

The next month she has Joe involuntarily committed on a psychiatric

ward for not combing his hair or shaving. Of course Joe does not need to

shave because he has grown a beard, and, Joe does not need to comb his hair

because he has a short crew cut, hair cut. Although this is perfectly absurd,

I suspect it happens fairly often. Think about it.