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MORAL ILLNESS, NOT MENTAL ILLNESS

MORAL ILLNESS, NOT MENTAL ILLNESS

“Americans have been increasingly socialized to equate inattention, anger, anxiety, and immobilizing despair with a medical condition, and to seek medical treatment rather than political remedies. What better way to maintain the status quo than to view inattention, anger, anxiety, and depression as biochemical problems of those who are mentally ill rather than normal reactions to an increasingly authoritarian society.”
“Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill”
http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/02/why-anti-authoritarians-are-diagnosed-as-mentally-ill/

When I lived in the States it was *never* so much as considered that a person presenting symptoms of “mental illness” was, in fact, morally outraged to the point of not being able to stand society being morally outrageous anymore.
It was always presumed that society was the norm and anyone who didn’t fit in was sick.
Often, Parents were blamed for making a child disturbed, when, in fact, the youngster was freaking out from the society he or she was living in.

In fact, there are no mental illnesses. There are only Moral Illnesses. That is true even of personality disorders that have an underlying organic cause.

1) Some people are so deranged morally that they drive other people mad with outrage.
2) Some people are so outraged by the morally outrageous, and perceive themselves as helpless to do anything about it. So, they construct an alternate reality or display bizarre symptoms.
3) Some people are some measure of both 1 and 2

There are no pills, no talk or group therapies, no surgeries that can cure someone of Moral Derangement (Psychopathy) or Moral Outrage.

It is only when we admit that we are living in a morally deranged reality that we realize our desire to create an alternate reality is the most healthy reaction.
However, that reality has to be habitable by other Souls. To create a reality for one is pathological.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel
DoreenDotan@gmail.com

Psychopathy Books Review

Psychopathy Books Review

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel
DoreenDotan@gmail.com

We Suffer from Moral Illness, Not Mental Illness

We Suffer from Moral Illness, Not Mental Illness

There is no such thing as “mental health or “mental illness”, there is only Moral Health and Moral Illness. This is true even when there is an underlying organic defect, which is the etiology of the symptoms.

There are three classes of people who suffer from the various symptoms Psychoses, Neuroses and Behavioral Disorders:

1) those whose moral structure is pathological
2) those who have been traumatized by those whose moral structures are pathological to the point where they were forced to create an alternative reality in which to live or were rendered dysfunctional as a result of the trauma
3) those who are both – the vast majority of Humanity today because we allow the morally pathological to not only run amok in society, but even lead our societies.

There is no scientific cure for Moral Illness. No pill, surgery or implant can cure moral illness. Talk therapy is effective only to the extent that it is a morally healthy interchange.

To attempt to cure moral illness with scientific methods is pseudo-science. That approach has been the preferred method of (mal and mis)treatment in Psychiatry and Psychology because those professions tend to attract many Psychopaths who quickly assume a leadership and authoritarian position in the Psych-Social Services community and steer it to their own nefarious purposes.

The first honest and effective step in eradicating the symptoms of Psychoses, Neuroses and Personality Disorders must be an intrepid treatment of Psychopathy, on every societal level.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel
Dordot2001@yahoo.com

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