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In a recent study, it was found that people that engage in BDSM may be better off psychologically than those that don’t.  BDSM is bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism.  It was found that people who practiced BDSM seemed more secure and confident and overall exhibited a better general sense of well-being.  However, it was determined that if one experiences distress over participating in such sexual practices, then that constitutes a “mental disorder.”  This is just another example of psychiatry exercising mental health fraud. 

Sex is a subject that psychiatry has had its nose in for a very long time.  Since the days of Freud’s theories, psychiatry has failed in every way to be the expert on the mind regarding sex.  Instead, they are just making a very strong attempt to be the ones to declare what is normal, or what is sick and expecting everyone else to follow their evaluations.  The bad news for them is that they have no scientific evidence to back up their claims.  This is mental health fraud.  

No scientific evidence is the reason psychiatrists keep changing their minds as to what constitutes a “mental disorder.”  As their opinions change, so do the names of “mental disorders.”  In the early fifties, the first DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) listed homosexuality as a “mental disorder.”  As the gay rights movement expanded and more and more people were open and content about being gay, the pressure increased to delete homosexuality as a “mental disorder.”

It was removed from the DSM in 1973.

How is this science?  It’s in the DSM presumably because of “expert” knowledge, yet just because lots of people had this so-called “disorder” it’s then decided it’s not a “disorder.”  They changed their “professional” opinion to if you are comfortable with being gay, then it’s not a “mental disorder.”  If you have some conflict or distress about being gay, then it is a “disorder” and it’s called SOD or sexual orientation disturbance.  Gays have been around for a very long time, yet the only thing that has changed here is the increased degree of social acceptance of the gay community.  This is what changed psychiatric opinion as well.   

This is mental health fraud because psychiatrists are not using medical tests like the ones we get to confirm diabetes, cancer, hepatitis or any other real disease.  Random symptoms are all they have to go on. Yet psychiatrists continue to claim that any “mental disorder” is a medical condition.  They do this to give them credibility and hope no one will discover the truth.   

Without a scientific test, any psychiatric diagnosis is mental health fraud, as any opinion is just an opinion.  Whereas a medical test is black and white, opinions can be gray and don’t necessarily warrant an explanation.  As a result, it’s open field to diagnose sexual practices.  That is, until the psychiatric field is influenced by popular opinion, as was the case with homosexuality.   

In this study regarding BDSM, a questionnaire was used where the volunteers for the study only knew it was about human behavior.  Twice as many people that practice BDSM answered the questionnaire than “regular” folks.  This skewed the results somewhat as equal representation of each group was absent.  Also, it was mentioned that perhaps those that practice BDSM could have answered to make themselves look better to avoid any stigma associated with their choice of sexual practices.   

In any case, conclusions were drawn from answers given about relationships and not from any scientific test.  There isn’t any test to measure one’s mental condition regarding sexual practices.  There isn’t any test to measure what’s going on in your brain either regarding sexual practices, so how can this be a valid study?  

The other important point is that psychiatry is currently manipulating the definition of what is normal.  We all experience various behaviors and emotions as we go through life’s ups and downs.  Things like grief, anxiety, anger and many other regular feelings are now being classified as “mental disorders.”  Psychiatry is making normal into abnormal.  This is mental health fraud. 

On the flip side, sexual behavior such as sadism, bondage, masochism and the like have always been considered beyond the scope of normal, or at the minimum, unusual.  Unless you aren’t at peace with your sexual practices, then these activities have now been deemed “normal.”  People can debate what is normal or not concerning sexual practices, but the point is psychiatry is pushing hard to make normal a gray area.  This is mental health fraud. 

Never mind what psychiatry says or does.  Don’t let them dictate what is normal or not normal for you.  Decide for yourself as you are your own expert.  Otherwise, you’ll become another victim of psychiatry and its mental health fraud. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/bdsm-better-mental-health-study_n_3390676.html 

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2013/03/sexual_kinks_in_the_dsm_v_paraphilic_disorders_describe_unhappy_kinksters.html