Interviewer: Thank you so much for being here
Interviewee: Thank you for having me
Interviewer: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.
Interviewee: I’ve been a journalist for over 20 years now. I’ve always been fascinated with mental illness and I had these questions burning in my head. Were some people cognitively vulnerable than others? What are the causes of mental illness? Since then I’ve been researching, visiting hospitals, interviewing psychiatrists and doctors around the world writing articles about it on the internet and magazines.
Interviewer: So what are your opinions on mental illness?
Interviewee: After extensive amount of research and interviews with some …show more content…
Interviewee: Yes, that is exactly what I’m saying. Mental Illness is not a disease; diseases by definition are the malfunctions of our human body such as our liver, our heart, the brain. Leukemia is a disease, Depression is not. Feeling sorry for yourself and being sad all the time is not a disease, it’s what everyone goes through at some point in their life.
Interviewer: How about in a scientific point of view?
Interviewee: In a scientific point of view, there is no definite biological causation to mental illness, we cannot detect or diagnose a mental illnesses by examining tissues, cells or organs. There are no blood tests, DNA tests, brain scans, x-rays that can be done to detect a mental disorder.
Interviewer: How about chemical imbalances in the brain”?
Interviewee: Again there are no tests to prove this claim, in fact there have been no lab tests, medical test or physical findings that prove any form of mental illness exist. Chemical imbalance alone cannot be evidence, how can we say anything exists without any scientific proof? It amazes me how the majority of the world’s population believes that mental illness is the same as medical diagnosis of …show more content…
Interviewee: Psychiatrists are over diagnosing them. They come up with labels and symptoms, take advantages of human suffering and emotional turmoil and confusion and diagnose it as a mental illness. When in fact, many of these emotions are completely normal as a healthy functioning human beings.
Interviewer: Can you give us an example?
Interviewer: It is completely normal for a person to feel depressed and feel lost at some point in our life. However in the eyes of a psychiatrist it would be seen as a mental dysfunction, diagnose it as major depression and lead us to believe that there is something wrong with our brain.
Interviewer: What do you think the reason is ?
Interviewee: The answer is actually very simple, money. It’s just a scheme, manipulating our minds, questioning our sanity, labeling us as “lunatics” solely based on their opinion, prescribing pills monthly for years. It doesn’t matter what disorders the patients are diagnosed with as long as they are prescribed with pills. . It’s easy