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   January 11, 2001

   U.N. Sees Rise in Mental Disorders in Coming Decades


  Mental and neurological disorders--ranging from depression to
  Alzheimer's and epilepsy--strike 400 million people globally and are set to
  surge in the next two decades, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
Things psychiatric, not diseases, are co-mingled with
things neurological (disease), serving the purpose of biological
psychiatry, which would have us believe one and all are
neurological—diseases, needing medical help—pills.]

    The United Nations health agency predicted that by 2020, depression
  would jump to be the second greatest cause of death and disability
  worldwide, following ischemic heart disease.

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
Further co-mingling of things
psychiatric with things medical, not just neurological]

    WHO officials attributed the projected rise in depression to factors
  including more stressful lifestyles, poverty and violence. Alzheimer's

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
An actual disease with/due to abnormalities of the brain
evident by brain scan, biopsy, and at autopsy. By contrast, no
psychiatric disorder has a an objective abnormality by which to diagnose
it in life or at post-mortem]

  a debilitating dementia that hits the elderly, is expected to
  increase as people live longer.
    They spoke at a news briefing to launch WHO's 2001 campaign aimed at
  removing myths and stigmas linked to such disorders, whose slogan is
  "Stop exclusion--Dare to care".

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
Here we have the World Health
Organization joining the psychiatric-pharmaceutical cartel propaganda

    "This (campaign) is overdue"  said WHO's Dr. Derek Yach.
    Dr. Benedetto Saraceno, director of WHO's department of mental health
  and substance dependence

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
a psychiatrist, per chance?]

  , said: "Mental health disorders, neurological diseases

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
speaking of the two, as one]

  is a major public health concern worldwide."
    Some 400 million people today suffer from mental and neurological

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
The two are entirely different things. No scientific,
including epidemiologic purpose is served by speaking of them as one]

  worldwide, according to Saraceno.
    At present, depression is the fifth leading cause of death and
  disability, while ischemic heart disease trails in sixth place, according
  to the  Geneva-based WHO

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
Here they co-mingle disability from things
emotional and behavioral with that due to physical/organic diseases,
including all things neurological. Why? To whose benefit?].

    The table is currently topped by acute lower respiratory infections,
  according to the WHO, which says infectious diseases are generally
  expected to fall.
   Depression, often genetic

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
Here we have a blatant perversion of
science and medicine, a claim not only that depression is a disease
(presumed due to an abnormality--a ‘chemical imbalance’ of the brain, no
doubt!) but that it is known to be genetic in origin]

  hits roughly twice as many women as men, according to WHO experts.
    Mental and neurological disorders represent 11% of the "global burden
  of disease", a figure based on mortality and disability, according to

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
Note again, bringing mental disorders, under the heading
of ‘diseases’ with those neurological disease—nothing more or less than
psychopharmaceutical propaganda that would treat every ‘chemical
imbalance’ with a ‘chemical balancer’—a pill. Nor would this perversion
of medicine and science be possible without the collusion/collaboration
of the neurological establishment]

  The figure is expected to represent 14% in 2020, he said. "The
  good news is that mental health treatment does not require very
  expensive infrastructure."

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
All you do is give them a pill]

    "We know that 70 percent of those suffering from major depression can
  fully recover if properly treated."
    Schizophrenia, a chronic disorder, affects 45 million people
    Schizophrenia is ubiquitous--you will find the same rate of
  schizophrenia in  Los Angeles and central Africa, probably because
  there is a very strong genetic component."

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
Schizophrenia is not known to be a bona fide
disease with a validating, diagnostic abnormality, much less one, proven
to be due to a gene abnormality.]

    Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company

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