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  • Writer's pictureJerry Marzinsky


Updated: May 14, 2021



We are taught that all thoughts that appear in our mind belong to us and to some extent are who we are. This belief carries dire consequences. Nowhere does this misnomer become as clear as when the thought processes of schizophrenics and their “auditory hallucinations” are closely studied.

Psychiatry considers those who hear voices the rest of us don’t to be mentally ill. They are reported to be out of touch with reality. Despite the fact that thousands of schizophrenics have tried to tell them the voices they experience are very real, without a single iota of research psychiatry and the medical establishment have proclaimed their voices to be unreal auditory hallucinations caused by some mysterious chemical imbalance in their brains.

Psychiatric establishment and big pharma continue to shamelessly promote this chemical imbalance propaganda as the cause of all mental illness despite the fact that this theory has been repeatedly proven false. Despite this they insist there is no other viable treatment for schizophrenia and other mental illnesses than their toxic anti-psychotic drugs. Seldom will they fully inform their patients of the many toxic side effects of these drugs which result from the destruction of their brains and nervous systems caused by these drugs. Despite the damage wreaked by these drugs the psychiatric mafia insists any potential alternative treatment than their costly pharmaceuticals is quackery.

Those seeking help for emotional problems and seek the help of a psychiatrist will seldom leave their offices without a prescription for some drug. Those who seek a psychiatric consult because they hear voices are told they are mentally ill, their voices are hallucinations, given a prescription for some of the most dangerous drugs utilized in modern medicine today, told they must remain on them for the rest of their lives labeled schizophrenic or psychotic. They are told there is no other viable treatment available and that nothing else can be done for them.

These quickly discover the mind numbing drugs prescribed for them cure noting and seldom stop the voices which torment them. More often than not when they return to their psychiatrist and complain their medications are increased or changed and told to ignore the voices that relentlessly torment them. When they then find that any attempt to ignore these voices consistently results in them getting louder.

Although psychiatry has labeled schizophrenia a thought disorder they refuse to examine the thought patterns of these individuals which drive their dysfunctional behavior. They do this despite the fact that they are aware and that all conscious behavior is preceded by thought and that the disordered thought of schizophrenics result in a plethora of irrational and self-destructive behavior. Without a single scientific study to back their, the psychiatric mafia insists the voices schizophrenics experience are “auditory hallucinations”caused by some physiological cause which they have yet to prove. Instead of taking a closer look at one of the most significant symptoms of schizophrenia, the voices, the establishment ignores the thought processes which drive the schizophrenic’s dysfunctional and embrace their lucrative relationship with their deep pocketed puppet masters in the pharmaceutical industry and continue to pump their hapless patients full of expensive mind numbing neuro-toxic drugs.

Virtually all antipsychotic drugs have noxious side effects and are not abusable. Despite the fact that nobody in their right mind would ever take these drugs for recreational purposes, the establishment will not permit their sale over the counter. Big pharma and psychiatry maintain a tight fisted control over the lucrative sale of these drugs charging more for them than any other industrialized country on the planet. Schizophrenics are offered no alternative to endless psychiatric visits and pharmacy visits.

The word pharmacy is derived from its Greek root, “pharmakeia” meaning “sorcery.” This is perfectly consistent with the chemical imbalance spell big pharma has cast upon society and medical schools. They have spent hundreds of millions on advertising to promote their debunked chemical imbalance theory as the cause of schizophrenia. These tactics have resulted in over 3.7 billion a year on the sale of anti-psychotic drugs alone. This massive income stream depends on their ability to convince the public, the medical industry, colleges and medical schools that all mental illness is due to some mysterious chemical imbalance in the brain. One doesn’t have to look hard to find evidence of this duplicity.

Like my colleagues I was programmed to believe throughout college and graduate school that schizophrenia is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. However, when I started work at one of the largest psychiatric institutions on the planet, I witnessed an odd inconsistency. Despite working in close association with many psychiatrists over more than seven years, I never once saw any of them order any lab work or any other medical test to determine which if any of the more than 300 chemicals in the brain were out of control or by how much. After looking into this I discovered no such tests exist. Nor has any research ever validated a chemical imbalance or a genetic abnormality as the cause of schizophrenia.

“Despite more than two hundred years of intensive research, no commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders have ever proven to be either genetic or biological in origin, including schizophrenia, major depression, manic-depressive disorder, the, various anxiety disorders, and childhood disorders such as attention-deficit hyperactivity. At present there are no known biochemical imbalances in the brain of typical psychiatric patients-until they are given psychiatric drugs.” Peter Breggin, NIMH Psychiatrist from his book, “Toxic Psychiatry.”

“There is not a single peer-reviewed article that can be accurately cited to directly support claims of serotonin deficiency in any mental disorder, while there are many articles that present counterevidence.” Jeffrey Lacasse, Jonathan Leo, Serotonin and depression: A disconnect between advertisements and the scientific literature, PLOS Medicine, November 2005.

“In view of the mounting evidence against it, after more than 20 years of being told a chemical imbalance in the brain causes mental illness, the theory was finally put to rest when Dr. Ronald Pies, the editor in chief emeritus of the Psychiatric Times stated in the July 11, 2011 issue of the Times: “I don’t believe I have ever heard a knowledgeable, well-trained psychiatrist make such a preposterous claim except perhaps to mock it…in truth, the chemical imbalance notion was always a kind of urban legend – never a theory seriously propounded by well-informed psychiatrists.” Ronald Pies, MD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University and Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

“In every instance where such a chemical imbalance was thought to have been found, it was later proven false.” – Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, Harvard Medical School psychiatrist.

Psychiatrist Peter Breggin (1991) in his book “Toxic Psychiatry” pointed out that Eli Lilly fabricated the chemical imbalance theory as a marketing gimmick to sell their new drug Prozac.

“The influence that the pharmaceutical companies, the for profits are having on every aspect of aspect of medicine…is so blatant now you’d have to be deaf, blind and dumb not to see it. We have just allowed them to take over.” (Catherine Deangelis, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association)

Despite a flood of similar research, big pharma continues to saturate the public with propaganda promoting a biological cause for mental illness to avert any interference with their income stream. As can be seen from a recent advertisement taken from a prominent U.S. hospital the deep pocketed establishment continues to promote their debunked chemical imbalance theory. Note how cunningly it is worded.

“It’s not known what causes schizophrenia but researchers believe that a combination of genetics, brain chemistry and environment contributes to development of the disorder. Problems with certain naturally occurring brain chemicals including neurotransmitters called dopamine and glutamine may contribute to schizophrenia. Neuroimaging studies show differences in brain structure and the central nervous system of people with schizophrenia. While researchers aren’t certain about the significance of these changes they indicate that schizophrenia is a brain disease.”

Given the plethora of research that flies in the face of the chemical imbalance theory, on behalf of Mind Freedom, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden contacted the FDA for an explanation about why they approved such false advertising. In their response-which took over a year-the FDA could cite no scientific literature or studies that supported a chemical imbalance theory.

“These theories are held on to not only because there is nothing else to take their place, but also because they are useful in promoting drug treatment.” – Dr. Ellior Valenstein, Ph.D. author of Blaming the Brain

“The whole myth of a chemical imbalance was created to sell drugs.” Dr. Rima Laibow.

Anti-psychotics drugs alone net the pharmaceutical industry at least $14.6bn dollars a year. Psycho-pharmaceuticals are the most profitable sector of the industry. Https://

The fact is that the psychiatric mafia has no idea what the cause of schizophrenia is. Neither do they know what it is that they are actually treating. They are pumping these tortured souls with neurotoxic, mind numbing tranquilizers which cure nothing and merely temporarily ameliorate psychotic symptoms.

It is clear that the pharmaceutical industry does not want this information to break into public awareness. “The New England Journal of Medicine reported that 83 percent of clinical trials that showed that many psychiatric drugs didn’t work much better than placebos weren’t published in medical journals or were presented as positive findings.” Globe and Mail – January 2008.

It has been reported that two thirds of both the Congress and the Senate have taken significant monetary campaign contributions from big pharma to promote their drug sales agenda.

The truth is that the psychiatric mafia and their deep pocketed big pharma handlers do not know the cause of schizophrenia. Nor do they know what they are actually treating with their arsenal of toxic mind numbing antipsychotic drugs. What they do know is that funding propaganda aimed at getting the populace to believe some mysterious chemical imbalance in the brain is the cause of all mental illnesses sells drugs.

If these drugs have never resulted in a cure for schizophrenia, what is it that they are treating and at what cost?

Jerry Marzinsky, BA, M.Ed.

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