Psychiatry-bashing Scientology cult feeling the heat

Defending science-based medicine: 44 doctor-bashing arguments …and their rebuttals

“Supporters of alternative medicine and purveyors of quack remedies love to criticize conventional medicine and science. They keep repeating the same tired arguments that are easily rebutted. This handy guide will help skeptics answer common criticisms from doctor-bashers.”
http://www.csicop.org/si/show/defending_science-based_medicine_44_doctor-bashing_arguments_and_rebuttals

BENZO CULT LINGO A-Z

Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton defines “loaded language” as a technique used in brainwashing.

5150’d – getting locked away in a psychiatric ward, see The Funny House

Benzo Belly – gastroenterologic system affected, including the organs from mouth to anus

Benzo Brain – persistent or intermittent combination of symptoms originating from inside the head, head pressure, vestibular system disturbance and psychiatric disturbances

Benzo Flu – anything, anything at all

Healing Happens – meaningless

Kpin – the medication Klonopin

PDOCS – see psychs

Psychs – psychiatrists and psychologists (Seen by the paranoid cult as being the ultimate in evil and corruption on Earth; out to destroy us all by cutting out our brains with transorbital lobotomies, or zapping us into submission with electro-convulsive therapy (ECT), or zombifying us with selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Ritalin and Prozac. The cult front-group called the Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a la Orwell, is dedicated to destroying these evil beings known as psychs, but who are really members of the fifth galactic invader force.)

SP – Suppressive Person, an evil person; someone who criticizes Scientology in any way

Squirrel – In cult jargon, squirrel refers to someone who is too insane to follow Standard Scientology Tech

The Funny House – a psychiatric ward

Wave – a period of feeling badly after feeling better; this is fairly common because withdrawal is not linear

Window – a period of time where one has relief from symptoms; maybe not complete relief but a noticeable break in symptoms

To be continued…

HAIL XENU!

POINT OF NO RETURN

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rstud

I read over some of this tonight and it seems like Point of Return is cashing in on an epidemic. Has anyone seen this site? Do the nutriants they give work? It’s only $265, lol. rstud

http://www.pointofreturn.com/benzo_withdrawal.html

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Challis99

They lost me at ‘purchase’.
Challis

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rstud

challis, lol.i hear you girlfriend. i was wondering about repairing nerve damage with magnesium and saw this site. rstud

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Find anything good about magnesium?

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fishingguy

Sometimes sites like this prey on people who are desperate. I have found no shortcuts (including supplements) that have helped out with benzo withdrawal. I wish there was something we could buy that would help. Unfortunately, I haven’t found it.

fg

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rstud

i’m sorry to say there are no short cuts with this nightmare. i’d try catsh** if i thought it would help!! rstud

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gail

It’s probably always a good idea to take a multiple vitamin… what with our food source being ‘compromised’ by “whatever” process – be it too early harvesting (to prevent spoilage during shipping) or antibiotics in the meats, or over processing of grains, etc.,

We are not getting all the nutrients from our foods that we were just a few generations ago, and then we have pollution to worry about, and sunscreens are depleting our vitamin D absorption. We need the vitamin boost but a good multiple vitamin and mineral is probably all we need.

I take a multiple vitamin and mineral, fish oil, vitamin E, B-complex and feverfew for controlling my migraines. (feverfew is far better than benzos for controlling my migraines)

These benzos tax our systems and – I am sure – deplete us of needed nutrients. Since I have been off the benzos (almost three years now) I am noticing much improvement in many areas … my fingernails are no longer brittle .. my skin is better, eyes are not as dry but I’m not going to list everything …

I think it is my taking the vitamins on a regular basis that has helped me heal faster, your bodies can’t do the necessary repair work without the proper chemicals, and those chemicals are the vitamins and minerals in our foods, … with our compromised food sources – we need the supplemental boost.

But I’d never pay $250.00 a month to a company like that … no way.

Michael Jackson’s place in pop history?

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I am just posting in the moment what I see, and that includes what I saw with Michael jackson and also this phantom character known as “Enzo”  This is amusing really. I have gotten into debates with these “,” types before. I don’t know if Enzo is a man or woman or if “it” has ever been on benzos.  no sig line. no history,  no age , no sex, no nothing.  no intro , no blog.  A new member with  no history.  ha ha.   Well my history with benzos and w/d is an open book, as is my entire life. These hidden and hiding types are totally disgusting to me and there is some name calling.  I like to call a spade a spade.   So if there is a real “Enzo” please stand up and be a real person instead of a mirage.     Flick frack
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Thanks, ginger!

I just wish people could debate without calling people names and attempting to discredit someone for having a differing opinion.

We have all been labeled unfairly or incorrectly in our lives.  And it doesn’t feel good.  We have been labeled mentally ill, or simply crazy, malingering, or hypochondriacs. Our very situation with benzos is labeled otherwise by the misinformed.

I would hope that on a site where we are supposed to feel open that it would be obvious that it feels unsafe when others are labeled, whoever they are.

This desire for fairness does not make me “homophobic” or a “prude” or a “,”, as I have been labeled here by Flick.  And it really shouldn’t matter what my birthdate is or my gender, for that matter.

I am simply trying to point out that we, perhaps above all others, should know better than to state opinion as fact.  Or speak with any authority about something that we don’t know as fact.  Or speak in a cavalier manner about someone’s private business.  Mine, yours or Michael Jackson’s.

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Put on klonopin for a mis-diagnosis of temporal lobe epilepsy, which turns out, I didn’t have.  k made me very depressed, so I ened up on 3 different anti-depressants.  Eight years later, epilepsy was ruled out and I was cold-turkey’d off 3 mg klonopin and 3000 mg keppra.  Depression lifted entirely within one week.  I got very physically ill from w/d.  Four months later, developed tardive dyskinesia.  Began taper off 300 zoloft, 300 effexor, 300 seroquel, finished those tapers in October 09.  Seven weeks later, terror symptom began.  Next eight months were pure Hell.  July ’10, began 15 mg of remeron and 10 mg celexa, which reduced the symptoms enough to continue to heal.  Currently at 3.75 remeron and 10 mg celexa.  Feel 90 % healed at this point.  Continuing toward goal of drug freedom.
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Give me a break , Enzo, all your little jibes and pokes and hits are no different than  ”name calling”   Thanks  C.   You are right.  That is what I was pointing out on several of these threads about Michael Jackson.  People put him up on a pedestal due to his musical talents , because he was able to stimulate many pleasurable and wonderful feelings in them.  so they get all nostalgic and defensive of him.  But he was just another neurotic and ordinary person really. And he did happen to die, just like everyone dies.  Dying does not make anyone special.  That is another thing that is hidden and swept under the carpet in our society. No one wants to really deal with the fact of death, so they make in sacrosanct and it is sort of a sin to talk about someone after they have died, as if that person could give a damn what is said about them.  They must be looking on from heaven and getting offended or something like that.

It would have been nice if Michael Jackson had not had a drug problem and emotional problems and sexual repression problems and could have done another world tour and wowed a lot more people and had died at 90 instead of 50 , but all these things also made him who he was.  He was a wild eccentric talented beloved by many.   nevertheless he was still a gay person stuck in the closet and greatly frustrated by this and his blackness also.   Now I have some gay friends who saw Michael and said there is no way he was not gay. I have no idea if he molested young boys or not.  To me that sort of thing is not obvious one way or the other.  But being gay or not is pretty obvious most of the time.  Still he was certainly a good person in many ways and gave much money to help children and the poor.  I , like C, am not sure why it is so bad to see all facets of a person.   And Michael Jackson chose to be a very public person.  not my fault.   I do not read National Enquirer type papers or even that smut mag “People” and I do not watch any reality shows.  I do watch Bill Maher , because he is funny and also not afraid to call a spade a spade.  he was great the last few times I watched. He had Oliver Stone on , who is a practicing Buddhist , and one of the great film directors.   His movie on religion is classic too  Him and Michael Moore are very good at pointing things out.     Flick frack

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