Psychotherapy, the Next Expose' - Two

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To my 'layman's' eyes, he
obviously had
Aspergers Syndrome.

As there were two ‘psychologists’
among the membership I expected
them to make their assessmen

After all, people with Aspergers
can not be successfully placed
into positions requiring
interpersonal contact.

Yet, despite all the signs, I seemed
the only one aware of the condition.

As more people began to
complain about him while the
psychologists held silent, I went to
one of the Board Members and
informed him of my 'assessment’

He had no idea what Aspergers was so I sent him a number of sites.

The so-called ‘psychologists’, people who are paid for their ‘expertise’, had
noticed nothing odd about this man.

Hence because they were the ‘experts’, my assessment was discarded.

As Time Goes By

As time passed, as more
‘flaws’ were revealed, he
became a thorn in the
side of the most senior people.

They demanded actions
which he was incapable
of performing.
Activities which anyone with Aspergers would be unable to do.

Having already defined him, my focus moved to the two ‘psychologists’ with their degrees and years of experience. I began to present them with little things, totally unrelated, to see how they would ‘diagnose’ the problem.

Real Examples

At a luncheon, the mother of a child, (who attended a very expensive private school) was told that he had trouble communicating and she needed to take him to a therapist.

As he was sitting beside her, and had never seen me before I spoke to him in a complex sentence. He had no trouble in hearing, understanding, and making the appropriate response.

I told her;

“Tell the school you’ll have to remove him because you can’t afford the private school fees plus psychological analysis. The school will tell you that he doesn’t have any problem.”

She called me two days later; it went as I had said; the school, which had a link with a psychologist, (and no doubt received decent ‘referral’ payments), now decided that there was nothing wrong with the child.

She removed the child from the school, anyway.

This kind of ‘soak the parents’ is practiced by many expensive private schools, which do receive gratuities from psychologists.

*The two 'psychologists’ of the group to whom I had repeated the incident; (beginning with the first paragraph of this section and ending with what I had told the mother, robustly averred that the child obviously would need assessment and therapy).

Snake Oil?

As stated in a previous article; Psychotherapy, the next great Expose, many people are wrongly assessed which often destroys the rest of their lives. ‘False Memory’ Syndrome is just one aspect.

Many children, as the one mentioned above, are made to feel as if they ‘need help’ when there is nothing wrong with them.

And those, such as the mass murderer in Colorado, are never diagnosed, or treated. It is only after they perform their actions someone pops up with some expo facto psychological explanation.

A very interesting movie staring Richard Gere and Ed Norton had a murderer successfully portraying ‘two personalities’. He could easily fool the psychiatrists, for they, like most of their peers, are more than willing to accept this kind of ‘explanation’ for violent behaviour.

This of course leads to the charge that hindsight is 20/20; and if all these theories and proofs and clear guidelines really worked, that someone would have picked up on the actions of the proto-mass murderer before he began his spree.

Why

Charles Manson, the nut job in Norway, the 'joker' at the cinema, were not hermits, did not suddenly appear, but had lived among others and those who had some ‘expertise’ ought have been able to spot them.

But they weren’t identified because there was nothing particularly indicative of their ‘afflictions’. This may be because they had no afflictions, and were just as psychotic as any mass murderer, be it in the Roman Empire, in the hordes of Tamerlane, in Nazi Death camps, or at Virginia State.

The fact those members of the group to which I belonged could not define this guy as having Aspergers is simply par for the course.


Reality

Although not publicly exclaimed, many psychologists are less useful than astrologers or Tarot card readers. The difference is, if you went to a 'Psychic' and repeated their advice to your friends, they would slap it away. If you changed the term to 'Psychologist' they'd nod sagely.

The fact is that both are working off 'clues' you give them, and it depends on how sensitive or intelligent they are as to what they will 'diagnose.'

Hence the psychologists of the group are oblivious to persons not sitting on their couch and couldn't diagnose Aspergers where every web page written on the subject is virtually written about him. They couldn't grasp that a child who has communication difficulties would not be alert to a strange voice making a strange request.

Be very chary of what you are told by psycho-therapists. Do not allow them to give you drugs, hypnotise you or in any way present an opinion which goes against what you have known all your life.

If you've always had good relationships with your family, then no problem could be attributed to them. If you have friends and are functioning in society then whatever problem you have is not particularly serious, despite what you are told, especially when it is going to cost a heap of money for you to get better.

If psychology 'worked' consider the three photos above and ask 'how?"

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qeyler 4 years ago Author

BTW.....The wack job who murdered those people in Denver was seeing a psychiatrist. Sure did him a lot of good.


Islen 23 months ago

Hi, thanks for conmimteng. I think you are right about the competitive nature in all communities. I personally find this stressful and I try to keep out of any potential arguments. I worry that these sort of divisions and arguments are going to put some people off from sharing their experiences which is not good. Families like mine are isolated enough without the added feeling of intimidation within the community that is supposed to support them. Good luck for the assessment and I hope you will find the support and information that you seek.Deb

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