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MessagePosté le: Mer 23 Oct - 12:24 (2013)    Sujet du message: BEN SWANN TRUTH IN MEDIA: GOVERNMENT PROGRAM TO CONTROL RELIGIOUS THOUGHT ? Répondre en citant

BEN SWANN TRUTH IN MEDIA: GOVERNMENT PROGRAM TO CONTROL RELIGIOUS THOUGHT ?



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MessagePosté le: Lun 28 Oct - 11:40 (2013)    Sujet du message: DARPA LOOKS TO BRAINS ZAPPING TO TREAT PTSD AND TBI Répondre en citant

DARPA LOOKS TO BRAINS ZAPPING TO TREAT PTSD AND TBI

By Bob Brewin October 25, 2013

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has kicked off a project to use neural recording and stimulation of the brain to treat a variety of mental illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

Brain recordings will the help determine where to apply the stimulation, DARPA said, and the research will require implanting up to 100 battery-powered electrodes in the brain for up to two years.

This edges too far into the mad scientist realm for me to volunteer as a test subject for the project.

http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2013/10/darpa-looks-brain-zapping-treat-ptsd-and-tbi/72689/?oref=nextgov_defense_it 


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SYSTEMS-BASED NEUROTECHNOLOGY FOR EMERGING THERAPIES  (SUBNETS)

Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-14-09
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office




Solicitation Number:
DARPA-BAA-14-09

Notice Type:
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DARPA seeks to develop a new understanding of complex, systems-based disorders of the brain.  A major goal of this effort is to deliver a platform technology for precise therapy in humans living with neuropsychiatric and neurologic disease, including veterans and active duty soldiers suffering from mental health issues.  Methods developed through this program will use neural recording and stimulation to close the loop on therapeutic treatment in individuals who receive minimal benefits from currently available treatments.  This program could lead to improved knowledge of multiple neural subnetworks of the brain that are involved in disease and illness.  This program combines novel device development, complex modeling of behaving human neural systems, clinical neurology, and animal research in order to advance the understanding and translation of safe, effective neurotechnological therapies.

See attached DARPA-BAA-14-09


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Contracting Office Address:
675 North Randolph Street
Arlington, Virginia 22203-2114
United States

Primary Point of Contact.:
Justin Sanchez,
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DARPA-BAA-14-09@darpa.mil

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MessagePosté le: Mer 18 Déc - 18:06 (2013)    Sujet du message: NONCONFORMITY AND FREETHINKING NOW CONSIDERED MENTAL ILLNESSES Répondre en citant



NONCONFORMITY AND FREETHINKING NOW CONSIDERED MENTAL ILLNESSES




Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? According to the newest addition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), it certainly is. The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed.

The DSM-IV is the manual used by psychiatrists to diagnose mental illnesses and, with each new edition, there are scores of new mental illnesses. Are we becoming sicker?
Is it getting harder to be mentally healthy? Authors of the DSM-IV say that it’s because they’re better able to identify these illnesses today. Critics charge that it’s because they have too much time on their hands.

New mental illnesses identified by the DSM-IV include arrogance, narcissism, above-average creativity, cynicism, and antisocial behavior. In the past, these were called “personality traits,” but now they’re diseases.

And there are treatments available.

All of this is a symptom of our over-diagnosing and overmedicating culture. In the last 50 years, the DSM-IV has gone from 130 to 357 mental illnesses. A majority of these illnesses afflict children. Although the manual is an important diagnostic tool for the psychiatric industry, it has also been responsible for social changes. The rise in ADD, bipolar disorder, and depression in children has been largely because of the manual’s identifying certain behaviors as symptoms. A Washington Post article observed that, if Mozart were born today, he would be diagnosed with ADD and “medicated into barren normality.”

According to the DSM-IV, the diagnosis guidelines for identifying oppositional defiant disorder are for children, but adults can just as easily suffer from the disease. This should give any freethinking American reason for worry.

The Soviet Union used new “mental illnesses” for political repression.  People who didn’t accept the beliefs of the Communist Party developed a new type of schizophrenia.

They suffered from the delusion of believing communism was wrong.  They were isolated, forcefully medicated, and put through repressive “therapy” to bring them back to sanity.

When the last edition of the DSM-IV was published, identifying the symptoms of various mental illnesses in children, there was a jump in the diagnosis and medication of children. Some states have laws that allow protective agencies to forcibly medicate, and even make it a punishable crime to withhold medication.  This paints a chilling picture for those of us who are nonconformists.

Although the authors of the manual claim no ulterior motives but simply better diagnostic practices, the labeling of freethinking and nonconformity as mental illnesses has a lot of potential for abuse. It can easily become a weapon in the arsenal of a repressive state.

Source: “Is Free Thinking A Mental Illness?,” from offthegridnews.com

http://theunboundedspirit.com/nonconformity-and-freethinking-now-considered…



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MessagePosté le: Ven 27 Déc - 00:26 (2013)    Sujet du message: BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION Répondre en citant

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

Major Media News Articles on Behavior Modification


"In all, the agency [CIA] conducted 149 separate mind-control experiments, and as many as 25 involved unwitting subjects. At least one participant died, others went mad, and still others suffered psychological damage after participating in the project, known as MK Ultra. The C.I.A. ... deliberately destroyed most of the MKUltra records in 1973."
  -- New York Times article on the CIA's secret behavior modification program



Below are many highly revealing excerpts of key government documents and major media news articles on behavior modification and mind control suggesting a major cover-up. Links are provided to the full articles on major media websites. Very few are aware of these disturbing programs, which almost certainly continue to this day in deep black projects being secretly carried out by intelligence agencies. For what you can do to help change this, see the "What you can do" box at the end of this summary. By choosing to educate ourselves on these important issues and to spread the word, we can and will build a brighter future.


Note: For an excellent information center filled with reliable, verifiable resources on secret government behavior modification and mind control programs, click here. And for an index to revealing excerpts of key news articles on several dozen engaging topics besides behavior modification, click here.





C.I.A. Data Show 14-Year Project On Controlling Human Behavior

1977-07-21, New York Times

The Central Intelligence Agency conducted a 14-year program to find ways to "control human behavior" through the use of chemical, biological and radiological material, according to agency documents made public today by John Marks. The documents ... suggested broader experimentation on unwitting humans by the intelligence agency or its paid researchers than had been publicly known before. Mr. Marks distributed 20 documents that described the following incidents, among others: In 1956, the C.I.A. contracted with a private physician to test "bulbocapnine," a drug that can cause stupor or induce a catatonic state, on monkeys and "convicts incarcerated at" an unnamed state penitentiary. A letter from an unnamed C.I.A. official in 1949 discussed ways of killing people without leaving a trace. "I believe that there are two chemical substances which would be most useful in that they would leave no characteristic pathological findings," the letter said. In 1952, two Russian agents who were "suspected of being doubled" were interrogated using "narcohypnotic" methods. The two men were given sodium pentothal and a stimulant. One interrogation produced a "remarkable" regression, the papers said, during which "the subject actually relived certain past activities of his life. The subject totally accepted Mr. [name deleted] as an old and trusted and beloved personal friend whom the subject had known in years past in Georgia, U.S.S.R." The C.I.A. conducted secret medical experiments from 1949 through 1963 under the code names Bluebird, Artichoke, MK Ultra and MK Delta.

Note: If the above link fails, click here. For a one-minute video clip showing Congressional testimony on a dart gun which causes a heart attack without leaving any evidence, click here. For lots more reliable, verifiable information suggesting a major cover-up of government mind control programs, click here.





Brainwash victims win cash claims

2004-10-17, Times of London
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2090-1313808,00.html

Hundreds of mentally ill patients who were subjected to barbaric CIA-funded brainwashing experiments ... could be entitled to compensation following a landmark court ruling. Doctor Ewan Cameron, who became one of the world’s leading psychiatrists, developed techniques used by Nazi scientists to wipe out the existing personalities of people in his care. Cameron ... was recruited by the CIA during the cold war while working at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He carried out mind-control experiments using drugs such as LSD on hundreds of patients, but only 77 of them were awarded compensation. Now a landmark ruling by a Federal Court judge in Montreal will allow more than 250 former patients, whose claims were rejected, to seek compensation. Last week, Alan Stein, of Montreal law firm Stein and Stein ... confirmed he was in the process of contacting former clients who could now renew their appeal. “There are about 200 people still due compensation,” he said. Using techniques similar to those portrayed in the celebrated novel the Manchurian Candidate, it was believed that people could be brainwashed and reprogrammed to carry out specific acts. Cameron developed a range of depatterning “treatments”. Patients were woken from drug-induced stupors two or three times a day for multiple electric shocks. In a specially designed “sleep room” made famous by Anne Collins’s book of the same name, Cameron placed a speaker under the patient’s pillow and relayed negative messages for 16 hours a day. Cameron ... rose to become the first president of the World Psychiatric Association.

Note: If the above link does not work, click here. Dr. Cameron was once President of the American and World Psychiatric Associations. For more on the severe abuses of doctors in serving the CIA's mind control programs, click here. This article clearly shows that the Manchurian candidate (programmed assassin) is not just fiction. For a powerful two-page summary of 18,000 pages of declassified CIA documents on this disturbing mind control program, click here. Links to view the original top secret documents are included.





Hypnotic Experimentation and Research

1954-02-10, Declassified CIA Document (Verify using note below)
http://www.WantToKnow.info/mind_control/foia_mind_control/190691_assassins_pr...


A posthypnotic of the night before (pointed finger, you will sleep) was enacted. Misses [deleted] and [deleted] immediately progressed to a deep hypnotic state with no further suggestion. Miss [deleted] was then instructed (having previously expressed a fear of firearms in any fashion) that she would use every method at her disposal to awaken Miss [deleted] (now in a deep hypnotic sleep) and failing this, she would pick up a pistol nearby and fire it at Miss [deleted]. She was instructed that her rage would be so great that she would not hesitate to “kill” [deleted] for failing to awaken. Miss [deleted] carried out these suggestions to the letter including firing the (unloaded) gun at [deleted] and then proceeding to fall into a deep sleep. Both were awakened and expressed complete amnesia for the entire sequence. Miss [deleted] was again handed the gun, which she refused (in an awakened state) to pick up or accept from the operator. She expressed absolute denial that the foregoing sequence had happened.

Note: This text is quoted from page 1 of declassified CIA document MORI ID 190691. To verify the statement in the text, make a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described here, or directly view a scanned copy online here. To access thousands of pages of declassified CIA mind control documents online, click here. For lots more reliable information on this crucial topic, click here.





Sidney Gottlieb, 80, Dies; Took LSD to C.I.A.
1999-03-10, New York Times
http://select.nytimes.com/search/restricted/article?res=F70A13FA355B0C738DDDA...


Sidney Gottlieb, who presided over the Central Intelligence Agency's cold-war efforts to control the human mind and provided the agency poisons to kill Fidel Castro, died on Sunday. He ... spent his later years caring for dying patients ... and fighting lawsuits from survivors of his secret tests. He will always be remembered as the Government chemist who dosed Americans with psychedelics in the name of national security. Mr. Gottlieb joined the C.I.A. in 1951. Two years later, the agency established MKUltra and Mr. Gottlieb was running it. He served two decades as the senior scientist presiding over some of the C.I.A.'s darkest secrets. The first of these were the LSD experiments. Mr. Gottlieb was fascinated by the drug [and] took it hundreds of times. In the 1950's and early 1960's, the agency gave mind-altering drugs to hundreds of unsuspecting Americans in an effort to explore the possibilities of controlling human consciousness. In one case, a mental patient in Kentucky was dosed with LSD continuously for 174 days. Other experiments involved agency employees, military officers and college students. In all, the agency conducted 149 separate mind-control experiments, and as many as 25 involved unwitting subjects. At least one participant died, others went mad, and still others suffered psychological damage after participating in the project, known as MK Ultra. The C.I.A. ... deliberately destroyed most of the MKUltra records in 1973. Mr. Gottlieb was also involved in the C.I.A.'s assassination plots. [He] developed a poison handkerchief to kill an Iraqi colonel, an array of toxic gifts to be delivered to Fidel Castro, and a poison dart to kill a leftist leader in the Congo.





CIA and DOD Human Subjects Research Scandals

2007-00-00, U.S. Department of Energy Website
http://hss.energy.gov/healthsafety/ohre/roadmap/achre/chap3_4.html


In December 1974, the New York Times reported that the CIA had conducted illegal domestic activities, including experiments on U.S. citizens during the 1960s. That report prompted investigations by both Congress (in the form of the Church Committee) and a presidential commission (known as the Rockefeller Commission) into the domestic activities of the CIA, the FBI, and intelligence-related agencies of the military. Congressional hearings and the Rockefeller Commission report revealed to the public for the first time that the CIA and the DOD had conducted experiments on both cognizant and unwitting human subjects as part of an extensive program to influence and control human behavior through the use of psychoactive drugs (such as LSD and mescaline) and other chemical, biological, and psychological means. They also revealed that at least one subject had died after administration of LSD. Frank Olson, an Army scientist, was given LSD without his knowledge or consent in 1953 as part of a CIA experiment and apparently committed suicide a week later. Subsequent reports would show that another person ... died as a result of a secret Army experiment involving mescaline. The CIA program, known principally by the codename MKULTRA, began in 1950 and was motivated largely in response to alleged Soviet, Chinese, and North Korean uses of mind-control techniques on U.S. prisoners of war in Korea. Most of the MKULTRA records were deliberately destroyed in 1973 by order of then-Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms.

Note: This highly revealing article on a U.S. government website shows that the CIA was actively involved in mind control projects. For an excellent summary based on thousands of pages of declassified CIA documents showing the secret creation of unknowing assassins or "Manchurian Candidates," click here.





Mind Games

2007-01-14, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/10/AR20070110013...


A community of people who believe the government is beaming voices into their minds ... may be crazy, but the Pentagon has pursued a weapon that can do just that. An academic paper written for the Air Force in the mid-1990s mentions the idea of [such] a weapon. "The signal can be a 'message from God' that can warn the enemy of impending doom, or encourage the enemy to surrender." In 2002, the Air Force Research Laboratory patented precisely such a technology: using microwaves to send words into someone's head. The patent was based on human experimentation in October 1994 at the Air Force lab, where scientists were able to transmit phrases into the heads of human subjects, albeit with marginal intelligibility. The official U.S. Air Force position is that there are no non-thermal effects of microwaves. Yet ... the military's use of weapons that employ electromagnetic radiation to create pain is well-known. In 2001, the Pentagon declassified one element of this research: the Active Denial System, a weapon that uses electromagnetic radiation to heat skin and create an intense burning sensation. While its exact range is classified, Doug Beason, an expert in directed-energy weapons, puts it at about 700 meters, and the beam cannot penetrate a number of materials, such as aluminum. Given the history of America's clandestine research, it's reasonable to assume that if the defense establishment could develop mind-control or long-distance ray weapons, it almost certainly would. And, once developed, the possibility that they might be tested on innocent civilians could not be categorically dismissed.

Note: For lots more reliable, verifiable information on the little-known, yet critical topic of nonlethal weapons, click here. For an excellent two-page summary of government mind control programs, click here.





80 Institutions Used in C.I.A. Mind Studies

1977-08-04, New York Times
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20D15F63A5B167493C6A91783D85...


Adm. Stansfield Turner, the Director of Central Intelligence, testified today that the C.I.A. had secretly supported human behavior control research at 80 institutions, including 44 colleges or universities as well as hospitals, prisons and pharmaceutical companies. He said that the main action years of MK-Ultra were from 1953 through 1963. The projects, he said, had included tests of LSD and of a "K," or "knockout drop." The agency had supported 185 nongovernment researchers in 149 separate research projects. Admiral Turner said that ... 8,000 pages of newly discovered documents do not contain the names of the subjects of the tests but do contain "leads" that might enable them to be found. Admiral Turner acknowledged under questioning that the C.I.A. had apparently planned to test drugs on terminal cancer patients at the same institution where it secretly contributed $375,000 toward the construction of a hospital building. The New York Times has independently confirmed the institution is Georgetown University Medical School here. Admiral Turner [also] said that "some unwitting testing took place on criminal sexual psychopaths confined at a state hospital." At the two-hour hearing today, Senator Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, pressed Admiral Turner to let the universities, researchers and possible subjects of the tests know of the C.I.A.'s involvement. "These individuals have a right to know who they are and why they were used," he said.

Note: If the above link fails, click here. For lots more reliable, verifiable information suggesting a major cover-up of government mind control programs, click here.





'Matador' With a Radio Stops Wired Bull

1965-05-17, New York Times
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20817F9395812738DDDAE0994DD4...


The brave bull bore down on the unarmed "matador" — a scientist who had never faced a fighting bull. But the charging animal's horns never reached the man behind the heavy red cape. Moments before that could happen, Dr. Jose M. R. Delgado, the scientist, pressed a button on a small radio transmitter in his hand, and the bull braked to a halt. Then, he pressed another button on the transmitter and the bull obediently turned to the right and trotted away. The bull was obeying commands from his brain that had been called forth by electrical stimulation—by the radio signals—of certain regions in which fine wire electrodes had been painlessly implanted the day before. [Experiments] have shown, he explained, that "functions traditionally related to the psyche, such as friendliness, pleasure or verbal expression, can be induced, modified and inhibited by direct electrical stimulation of the brain." For example, he has been able to "play" monkeys and cats 'like little electronic toys" that yawn, hide, fight, play, mate and go to sleep on command. With humans under treatment for epilepsy, he has increased word output sixfold in one person, has produced severe anxiety in another, and in several others has induced feelings of profound friendliness—all by electrical stimulation of various specific regions of their brains. "I do not know why more work of this sort isn't done," he remarked recently, "because it is so economical and easy." Monkeys will learn to press a button that sends a stimulus to the brain of an enraged member of the colony and calms it down, indicating that animals can be taught to control one another's behavior.

Note: If the above link fails, click here. This article shows mind control was being developed over 40 years ago. Though this technology can be used for good purposes, it also can and secretly has been used to manipulate and control for many years. For lots of information based on released CIA documents on how mind control has been secretly used for decades to affect both individual behavior and global politics, click here and here.





Human Guinea Pigs: At Your Own Risk

2002-04-22, Time Magazine
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1002263,00.html


Over the past three years, more than 60 institutions, including several of the world's most prestigious research centers, have been criticized by the U.S. government for failing to protect human subjects adequately. As recently as 1974 individual scientists and their financial backers could decide for themselves what constituted ethical research. Most of the time their judgment was sound, but there were plenty of appalling exceptions. In the 1950s Army doctors gave LSD to soldiers without telling them what it was. In 1963 researchers injected prisoners and terminally ill patients with live cancer cells to test their immune responses; they were told only that it was a "skin test." In the 1950s mentally retarded children at Willowbrook, a state institution in New York, were deliberately infected with hepatitis so that scientists could work on an experimental vaccine. And in perhaps the most infamous case on record, doctors at Georgia's Tuskegee Institute, starting in the 1930s, deliberately withheld treatment from syphilis-infected African-American men for 40 years to monitor the course of the disease. Financial conflicts of interest can extend not only to the institutions but also to the researchers themselves. Jesse Gelsinger's death in the University of Pennsylvania's gene-therapy trial in 1999 seemed especially scandalous [because] James Wilson, the principal investigator in the study, held a 30% equity stake in Genovo, which owned the rights to license the drug Wilson was studying; the university owned 3.2% of the company. When Targeted Genetics Corp. acquired Genovo, Wilson reportedly earned $13.5 million and Penn $1.4 million.

Note: For a powerful, reliable list of astounding incidents in which government and medical professionals used humans as guinea pigs over the past hundred years and continuing to the present, click here. Links are provided to reliable sources for verification. For key facts on government mind control programs, click here.





SI and H Experimentation (Sleep Induction and Hypnosis)

1951-09-25, Declassified CIA Document (Verify using note below)
http://www.WantToKnow.info/mind_control/foia_mind_control/190527.1_bomb_girls_hypnosis...


Both subjects were placed in a very deep trance state and while in this state, the following instructions were given: [Deleted] was instructed that upon awakening, she would proceed to [deleted] room where she would wait at the desk for a telephone call. Upon receiving the call, a person known as "Jim" would engage her in normal conversation. During the course of the conversation, this individual would mention a code word. When she heard this code word, she would pass into a SI trance state, but would not close her eyes and remain perfectly normal and continue the telephone conversation. She was told that ... upon conclusion of the telephone conversation, she would carry out instructions: [Deleted] was shown an electric timing device. She was informed that this device was an incendiary bomb, and was then instructed how to attach and set the device. After [deleted] learned how to set and attach the device, she was told ... to take the timing device which was in a briefcase, and proceed to the ladies room. In the ladies room, she would be met by a girl whom she had never seen who would identify herself by the code word "New York." [Deleted] was then to show this individual how to attach and set the timing device and further instructions would be given ... that the timing device was to be carried in the briefcase to [deleted] room, placed in the nearest empty electric-light plug and concealed in the bottom, left-hand drawer of [deleted] desk, with the device set for 82 seconds and turned on. The experiment was carried out perfectly without any difficulty.

Note: This text is quoted from page 1 and 2 of declassified CIA document MORI ID 190527. To verify the statement in the text, make a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described here, or directly view a scanned copy of page 1 here and page 2 here. To access thousands of pages of declassified CIA mind control documents online, click here. For lots more reliable information on this crucial topic, click here.






Mind-Control Studies Had Origins in Trial of Mindszenty

1977-08-02, New York Times
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20E11F83A5B167493C0A91783D85...


It may be difficult for Americans to comprehend the frame of mind of the men who ... started the Central Intelligence Agency's effort to manipulate human behavior. The C.I.A. leaders were certain the Communists had embarked on a campaign to control men's minds and they were determined to find a defense, setting out in earnest the next year—1950—with Project Bluebird, which evolved into Project Artichoke, then became MK-ULTRA - MK-DELTA. With each code name change, they broadened their sweep, until there remained virtually no avenue of human behavior control they were not exploring. There was an "urgent need," the C.I.A. and other intelligence agencies argued, to develop "effective and practical techniques" to "render an individual subservient to an imposed will or control." The C.I.A. men ... acknowledged among themselves that much of what they were setting out to do was "unethical," bordered on the illegal and would be repugnant to the American people. "Precautions must be taken," one agency official wrote in an internal memo, "not only to protect the operation from exposure to enemy forces, but also to conceal these activities from the American public in general." They wanted to be able to get away with murder without leaving a trace. In attempts to develop ways to administer lethal and mind-altering drugs surreptitiously through clothing as thick as a leather jacket, they tried out small spray guns and pencil-like injectors. They studied the writing of the psychologist who worked with Adolf Hitler, wondered about the use of the "occult" and of "black psychiatry."

Note: To see a free copy of this highly revealing New York Times article, click here. For lots more reliable, verifiable information suggesting a major cover-up of government mind control programs, click here.





Shocking History of Medical Experiments on People

2011-02-27, ABC News/Associated Press
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=13012856


Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital. Much of this horrific history is 40 to 80 years old, but it is the backdrop for a meeting in Washington this week by a presidential bioethics commission. The meeting was triggered by the government's apology last fall for federal doctors infecting prisoners and mental patients in Guatemala with syphilis 65 years ago. U.S. officials also acknowledged there had been dozens of similar experiments in the United States. Inevitably, they will be compared to the well-known Tuskegee syphilis study. In that episode, U.S. health officials tracked 600 black men in Alabama who already had syphilis but didn't give them adequate treatment even after penicillin became available. Though people in the studies were usually described as volunteers, historians and ethicists have questioned how well these people understood what was to be done to them and why, or whether they were coerced. In the last 15 years, two international studies sparked outrage. U.S.-funded doctors failed to give the AIDS drug AZT to all the HIV-infected pregnant women in a study in Uganda even though it would have protected their newborns. The other study, by Pfizer Inc., gave an antibiotic named Trovan to children with meningitis in Nigeria, although there were doubts about its effectiveness. Critics blamed the experiment for the deaths of 11 children and the disabling of scores of others. Pfizer settled a lawsuit with Nigerian officials for $75 million but admitted no wrongdoing.
Note: If the above link fails, click here. Though it appears these highly unethical studies have stopped in the US, the article points out that many drug companies are now doing their studies in countries where ethical codes are not strong. For an astounding list of government-sponsored programs where humans were used as guinea pigs, click here. For a two-page summary of solid evidence of government involvement in mind control programs, click here.






CIA role claim in Kennedy killing

2006-11-21, BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/6169006.stm


New video and photographic evidence ... puts three senior CIA operatives at the scene of Robert Kennedy's assassination. It reveals that the operatives and four unidentified associates were at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles in the moments before and after the shooting on 5 June, 1968. The CIA had no domestic jurisdiction and some of the officers were based in South-East Asia at the time, with no reason to be in Los Angeles. Kennedy had just won the California Democratic primary on an anti-War ticket and was set to challenge Nixon for the White House. A 24-year-old Palestinian, Sirhan Sirhan, was arrested as the lone assassin. However, even under hypnosis, he has never been able to remember the shooting and defence psychiatrists concluded he was in a trance at the time. Witnesses placed Sirhan's gun several feet in front of Kennedy but the autopsy showed the fatal shot came from one inch behind. Dr Herbert Spiegel, a world authority on hypnosis at Columbia University, believes Sirhan may have been hypnotically programmed to act as a decoy for the real assassin. Three of these men have been positively identified as senior officers who worked together in 1963 at JMWAVE, the CIA's Miami base. David Morales was Chief of Operations and once told friends: "I was in Dallas when we got the son of a bitch and I was in Los Angeles when we got the little bastard." George Joannides was Chief of Psychological Warfare Operations. Now, we see him at the Ambassador Hotel the night a second Kennedy is assassinated.

Note: There is ample evidence that Sirhan Sirhan was a programmed Manchurian Candidate. Declassified CIA documents show that U.S. intelligence services were creating programmed assassins back as early as the 1950s. For reliable, verifiable information on this key topic, click here.





Acid, Americans and the Agency

1999-02-14, The Guardian (One of the UK's leading newspapers)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/1999/feb/14/life1.lifemagazine


[In the 1977] Senate hearings about CIA abuses ... one of the witnesses described a government drug-testing programme known as MKULTRA, which had used innocent Americans selected as human guinea pigs. This CIA-sponsored 'research' directly violated the Nuremberg Code [which] stipulates that patients must give 'informed consent' before any experimentation may begin. [The] architect of MKULTRA, Sidney Gottlieb [testified] about the policy of spiking the drinks of unsuspecting Americans [with LSD]. Ultimately, Gottlieb would admit that MKULTRA tested an array of techniques and substances on dozens of unsuspecting people, and there may well have been hundreds. Gottlieb ... personally spiked the drinks of scientists working with him. An Army scientist, Frank Olson, was given a massive dose and ... ended up jumping through the 10th-floor window of a Manhattan hotel. Gottlieb asked a government narcotics agent named George White to begin testing hallucinogens on unsuspecting citizens. White, a hard-drinking, fast-living man ... began dosing unwitting guinea pigs in autumn 1952. He would later, with Gottlieb's approval, set up safe houses in New York and San Francisco where he played host to prostitutes, drug dealers and their customers and handed the unsuspecting guests drinks laced with LSD. In a 1953 memo to a researcher, Gottlieb gave an indication of the kinds of mind control issues he was interested in -- for both offensive and defensive purposes: 'Disturbance of memory; discrediting by aberrant behaviour; alteration of sex patterns; eliciting of information.' Gottlieb and his boss, Richard Helms -- in an unprecedented and controversial move -- ordered all MKULTRA records destroyed in 1973. A few financial records survived.

Note: Though the CIA denies that mind control techniques were successful, an abundance of evidence suggests otherwise. For a powerful two-page summary of this evidence, click here. For major media articles, key documentaries, and other verifiable information on the secret mind control programs, see our Mind Control Information Center available here.





When Seeing and Hearing Isn't Believing

1999-02-01, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/dotmil/arkin020199.htm


"Gentlemen! We have called you together to inform you that we are going to overthrow the United States government." So begins a statement being delivered by Gen. Carl W. Steiner. At least the voice sounds amazingly like him. But it is not Steiner. It is the result of voice "morphing" technology developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Psychological operations ... PSYOPS, as the military calls it, seek to exploit human vulnerabilities in enemy governments, militaries and populations to pursue national and battlefield objectives. Covert operators kicked around the idea of creating a computer-faked videotape of Saddam Hussein crying or showing other such manly weaknesses, or in some sexually compromising situation. The nascent plan was for the tapes to be flooded into Iraq and the Arab world. The tape war never proceeded ... but the "strategic" PSYOPS scheming didn't die. What if the U.S. projected a holographic image of Allah floating over Baghdad urging the Iraqi people and Army to rise up against Saddam? According to a military physicist given the task of looking into the hologram idea, the feasibility had been established of projecting large, three-dimensional objects that appeared to float in the air. A super secret program was established in 1994 to pursue the very technology for PSYOPS application. The "Holographic Projector" is described in a classified Air Force document as a system to "project information power from space ... for special operations deception missions."

Note: If the above link fails, click here. If you want to understand some of the many hidden capabilities of the U.S. military, this article is a must read. For other revealing news articles on the use of these "nonlethal" weapons, click here.





French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment

2010-03-11, The Telegraph (One of the UK's leading newspapers)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/7415082/French-bread-...


A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment. In 1951, a quiet, picturesque village in southern France was suddenly and mysteriously struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. At least five people died, dozens were interned in asylums and hundreds afflicted. For decades it was assumed that the local bread had been unwittingly poisoned with a psychedelic mould. Now, however, an American investigative journalist has uncovered evidence suggesting the CIA peppered local food with the hallucinogenic drug LSD as part of a mind control experiment at the height of the Cold War. One man tried to drown himself, screaming that his belly was being eaten by snakes. An 11-year-old tried to strangle his grandmother. Another man shouted: "I am a plane", before jumping out of a second-floor window, breaking his legs. He then got up and carried on for 50 yards. Many were taken to the local asylum in strait jackets.

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D.O.D. TO IMPLANT MIND CONTROLLING MICROCHIPS INTO SOLDIER'S BRAINS. DARPA



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MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS EXPLORE MOBILE TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY

By Heather Marsh and Jayne Davis, DCoE Public Affairs on February 12, 2014


Dr. Robert Ciulla, right, National Center for Telehealth and Technology mobile health program chief, demonstrates mobile device applications the center developed. (Photo by Ingrid Barrentine)

More than 50 military providers learned about the use of mobile technology in mental health care at a workshop Jan. 29-30. The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) hosted the event at Joint Base Andrews, Md., to help providers understand how their patients can benefit from technology.

“Approximately 66 percent of active-duty members and 52 percent of reservists are digital natives who grew up using mobile technology and are willing to embrace new applications,” said Air Force Col. Rick Campise, T2 National Capital Region deputy director.

The workshop featured T2’s delivery of evidenced-based technologies, demonstrations of mobile applications and interactive websites (such as the T2 site Afterdeployment), and virtual treatment options.

Some attendees were already familiar with T2 mobile apps.

“One of the apps I like to recommend to patients is ‘Breathe2Relax’,” said Air Force Captain Abby Diehl, psychology resident, Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic and Surgery Center, Joint Base Andrews. “In my clinical health psychology rotation, lots of patients experience stress that interacts with their medical condition and it’s helpful to have a tool they can use at all times to practice additional relaxation skills.”

Hands-on Experience

Because posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an important topic in military health care, participants reviewed the T2 provider app, “PE Coach,” a tool that helps with prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD patients.

Through role playing, attendees learned how to explain the app to patients and tested various functions. They spent extra time learning about the app scheduling feature — it helps PTSD patients organize their schedules better to help remember appointments and stay on task with treatment.

“’PE Coach’ is efficient for patients because they can keep track of their homework assignments and not forget them when they return for a follow-up session … which keeps us on track,” said Navy Lt. Sandra Jimenez, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center psychologist.
Appropriate Use of Technology

Presenters highlighted practical, logistical, ethical and clinical considerations of using technology to treat patients. They also talked about the importance of understanding a patient’s comfort level with technology.

“Apps are meant to [help patients],” said Dr. Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Emory School of Medicine professor in psychiatry and associate vice chair of clinical research, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. “If patients don’t understand it, have difficulty operating it, feel nervous about it — [they] won’t use it.”

While mobile apps and virtual reality aren’t suited for all patients, some prefer using technology for health care.

“It’s true that technology tools are not the solution for everyone or every situation,” said Campise. “But as providers, we need to prepare for and support the many patients who are interested in and benefit from using these tools.”
Participant Feedback

While most attendees knew about mobile tools, they were happy to discover more and found the training helpful.

“Technology is so much a part of our daily lives, if we didn’t find a way to incorporate apps and other tools into our treatment we’d miss out on opportunities to engage our patients and learn how they’re interacting with the real world.”

--Diehl

“I didn’t know some of these technologies we learned about today existed, so this has been a very informative exercise for me.”

--Jimenez

“This workshop will definitely make it more likely that I’ll continue to use technology tools in my practice.”

--Augusto Ruiz, PhD., psychiatrist, deployment health psychologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

“I feel like I’m already tech savvy and have used some technologies in my practice. The advantage [of today] is seeing how others are using them and gathering ideas on more possibilities for treating patients using technology tools.”

--Air Force Capt. Paul Williams, psychology resident, Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic and Surgery Center, Joint Base Andrews

What’s Next?

T2 will host a second technology workshop May 15-16, 2014, at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

“Hosting workshops in the communities where behavioral health clinicians train lets them talk with their peers about how to use and apply these technologies in a practical way,” said Campise. “It also respects the Defense Department budget restrictions on travel costs by bringing the training to the providers.”

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A WHITE HOUSE CALL TO ACTION TO ADVANCE THE BRAIN INITIATIVE

Posted by Tom Kalil on February 24, 2014 at 04:45 PM EST
President Barack Obama is introduced by Dr. Francis Collins



President Barack Obama is introduced by Dr. Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, at the BRAIN Initiative event in the East Room of the White House, April 2, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

On April 2, 2013, President Obama launched the Brain Research through Advancing Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a Grand Challenge designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain.

Under this initiative, Federal agencies such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are supporting the development and application of innovative, new technologies that can create a dynamic understanding of brain function and its relationship to behavior. These scientific and technological advances could also lead to improvements in our ability to diagnose, treat, and even prevent diseases of the brain. Recently, DARPA, NIH, and NSF have made announcements of significant new solicitations or awards related to the BRAIN Initiative. Other Federal activities are being coordinated with the BRAIN Initiative through the National Science and Technology Council’s Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience.

Given the audacious nature of this goal, President Obama has called for the BRAIN Initiative to be an “all hands on deck” effort, involving not only the federal government but also companies, health systems, patient advocacy organizations, philanthropists, state governments, research universities, private research institutes, and scientific societies. Later this year, the White House will hold an event to feature the role of these organizations in achieving the President’s bold vision. These commitments might include support for activities that advance the goals of the BRAIN initiative, including:

Basic and translational research and shared facilities at universities and private research institutes;

Efforts by patient advocacy organizations to accelerate the development of diagnostics, treatments and cures;

Information technology infrastructure that improves researchers’ abilities to store, share, visualize, and analyze the huge volumes of data that will be generated by the BRAIN Initiative;

Pre-competitive collaborations involving industry, such as the recently announced Accelerating Medicines Partnership between NIH, 10 leading pharmaceutical companies, and several non-profit disease foundations;

Education and training programs to prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs, and to rapidly disseminate research tools and techniques developed by the BRAIN Initiative;

Regional “clusters” to accelerate economic growth, job creation, and innovation in the commercial neurotechnology domains, such as diagnostics, therapeutics, medical devices, and neuromorphic computing;

Well-designed incentive prizes, and more.

Do the activities of your company, nonprofit, or university align with the President’s call to action to catalyze investments and new collaborations that advance our understanding of the brain? Tell us about new or expanded activities you’re engaged in to support these goals at brain@ostp.gov by May 1, 2014. Working together, we can make the BRAIN Initiative a huge success.

Tom Kalil is Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

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EXCERPT : THE SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE OF EDUCATION

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THE DANGER OF THE SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE OF EDUCATION - TO ELEVATE THE SOUL AND TO RAISE YOUR VIBRATION - GOAL : TO WORSHIP LUCIFER

Please, check on Google "sound technology". Part of the agenda to reprogramme the brain under medical reasons, the new age is also using this technology to elevate the shakra. They're to prepare the young generation to this spiritual change. Also, take a look to the section "Rehabilitation program".

Transformation is a gradual process with a few intense shifts along the way. It’s inevitable there will be times when you slip back into your old ways and feel like you’re going two steps forwards and one step back.


many government and church projects employing electronic broadcasting phys-op to augment by traditional mass subjugation methods
~began this type of investigating back in the 1980s, with the first detection of such ordonance deployment being beta tested in a Pentecostal Church in BC interior where I had relocated, test were run by front groups using many a useful brainwashed believing idiot along the way to take it full scale.
=rabbit hole is only bottomless in belief
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Number 46: Spring 2014
Illustrations by Nate Williams



Is Science Relevant to Education?

Horace Mann, the founder of American public education, believed that pedagogy should be based on sound scientific principles. His science of choice was phrenology, which is the study of intelligence and personality based on the arrangement of the bumps on our heads. Thus began a long history of “science-based” (or, more accurately, pseudo-science-based) teaching.

The most recent trend of “brain-based learning” applies findings from cognitive neuroscience to the classroom. Many steps ahead of Mann’s phrenology, it attempts to apply what laboratory scientists have discovered about learning and memory to classroom education. The problem is that science is complex, challenging to learn, and difficult to apply. The result is that a few principles are taken out of context, turned into a sound bite or a list of “Ten Important Scientific Facts,” and come to nothing but a new set of clichés.

Most teachers are understandably skeptical and rightfully question the value of brain-based consultants who pepper standard educational dogma with words like neuron, cortex, and synapse. The fact is, there is no substitute for the instincts of a bright, dedicated, and caring teacher. On the other hand, a thorough knowledge of the nature, limits, and possibilities of students’ brains couldn’t hurt. While we are just at the beginning of attempting to apply neuroscience to education, it is hard to deny that the evolution and development of the brain is a potential treasure trove of information about where we have come from, what we are capable of, and how we learn. However, this knowledge must be well understood, integrated with what we know about social and emotional development, and made culturally relevant.

The Child's Brain in the Classroom

The brain has been shaped by evolution to adapt and re-adapt to an ever-changing world. In other words, the brain exists to learn, remember, and apply what has been learned. Learning and memory are dependent upon modifications of the brain’s chemistry and architecture in a process called “neural plasticity.” Neural plasticity reflects the ability of neurons to change both their structure and relationships to one another in reaction to experience (Buonomano & Merzenich, 1998; Trojan & Pokorny, 1999). We know that animals raised in enriched and more challenging environments have larger brains, longer neurons, and more synapses (Diamond et al., 1964; Guzowski et al., 2001; Ickes et al., 2000; Kempermann et al., 1998; Kolb & Whishaw, 1998). We also know that when adult humans engage in exploration, education, and challenging jobs, their brains become more complex, robust, and resistant to age-related diseases (Kessler et al., 2003; Scarmeas et al., 2004; Staff et al., 2004). Teachers use their personalities, interpersonal skills, and teaching methods to create enriched physical, conceptual, and social environments that stimulate neural plasticity, enhance brain development, and optimize learning.



The curriculum and social environment of a classroom have a synergistic impact on learning. Supportive, encouraging, and caring relationships stimulate students’ neural circuitry to learn, priming their brains for neuroplastic processes. Studies with birds have demonstrated that the ability to learn their “songs” can be enhanced when exposed to live singing birds versus tape recordings of the same songs (Baptista & Petrinovich, 1986). Some birds actually require social interactions to trigger brain plasticity (Eales, 1985). Studies of high-risk children and adolescents who show resilience in the face of trauma and stress often report one or two adults that took a special interest in them and became invested in their success. This underscores the fact that, like birds, humans engage more effectively in brain-altering learning when they are face-to-face, mind-to-mind, and heart-to-heart with caring others. This is how learning occurs in tribes and in tribal classrooms, where teachers and classmates are able to become family.

The Core Elements of Social-Emotional Learning

Brains grow best in the context of supportive relationships, low levels of stress, and through the creative use of stories. While teachers may focus on what they are teaching, evolutionary history and current neuroscience suggest that it is who they are and the emotional environment in the classroom they are able to create that are the fundamental regulators of neuroplasticity. Secure relationships not only trigger brain growth, but also serve emotional regulation that enhances learning. A low level of stress and arousal—where the learner is attentive and motivated to learn—maximizes the biochemical processes that drive neuroplasticity. The activation of both emotional and cognitive circuits allows executive brain systems to coordinate both right and left hemispheres in support of learning, affect regulation, and emotional intelligence. Let’s begin with a brief summary of each of the central elements of social-emotional learning. This is just a preview—we will return to these ideas throughout the coming chapters.

Safe and Trusting Relationships



It is becoming increasingly evident that facial expressions, physical contact, and eye gaze connect us in constant communication exchanges with those around us. It is within this interpersonal matrix that our brains are built, rebuilt, and regulated. A teacher’s supportive encouragement properly balanced with an appropriate level of challenge activates dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and endorphin production at levels conducive to learning (Barad, 2000; Huang et al., 1999; Kang & Schuman, 1995; Kilgard & Merzenich, 1998; Kirkwood et al., 1999; Tang et al., 1999). Through these and other biochemical processes, teacher-student attunement creates states of mind and brain that make students better able to incorporate, recall, and use new information.

From a neurobiological perspective, the position of the teacher is very similar to that of the parent in building a child’s brain. Both can enhance a child’s emotional regulation by providing a safe haven that supports the learning process. This “holding environment” optimizes neuroplasticity, allowing for new learning (Kegan, 2000). Among the many possible implications of this finding for the classroom is the fact that teacher-student attunement isn’t a “nice addition” to the learning experience, but a core requirement. This is especially true in cases where children come to class with social, emotional, or intellectual challenges. The social brain takes into account both what we are learning and from whom we are learning it.

Excerpted from The Social Neuroscience of Education, ©2013 by Louis Cozolino.
Used with permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

>> Toolkit: Everything you need to support social-emotional learning in your classroom. Visit tolerance.org/SEL-roundup.

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MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS EXPLORE MOBILE TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY

By Heather Marsh and Jayne Davis, DCoE Public Affairs on February 12, 2014


Dr. Robert Ciulla, right, National Center for Telehealth and Technology mobile health program chief, demonstrates mobile device applications the center developed. (Photo by Ingrid Barrentine)

More than 50 military providers learned about the use of mobile technology in mental health care at a workshop Jan. 29-30. The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) hosted the event at Joint Base Andrews, Md., to help providers understand how their patients can benefit from technology.

Approximately 66 percent of active-duty members and 52 percent of reservists are digital natives who grew up using mobile technology and are willing to embrace new applications,” said Air Force Col. Rick Campise, T2 National Capital Region deputy director.

The workshop featured T2’s delivery of evidenced-based technologies, demonstrations of mobile applications and interactive websites (such as the T2 site Afterdeployment), and virtual treatment options.

Some attendees were already familiar with T2 mobile apps.

“One of the apps I like to recommend to patients is ‘Breathe2Relax’,” said Air Force Captain Abby Diehl, psychology resident, Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic and Surgery Center, Joint Base Andrews. “In my clinical health psychology rotation, lots of patients experience stress that interacts with their medical condition and it’s helpful to have a tool they can use at all times to practice additional relaxation skills.”
Hands-on Experience

Because posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an important topic in military health care, participants reviewed the T2 provider app, “PE Coach,” a tool that helps with prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD patients.

Through role playing, attendees learned how to explain the app to patients and tested various functions. They spent extra time learning about the app scheduling feature — it helps PTSD patients organize their schedules better to help remember appointments and stay on task with treatment.

“’PE Coach’ is efficient for patients because they can keep track of their homework assignments and not forget them when they return for a follow-up session … which keeps us on track,” said Navy Lt. Sandra Jimenez, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center psychologist.

Appropriate Use of Technology

Presenters highlighted practical, logistical, ethical and clinical considerations of using technology to treat patients. They also talked about the importance of understanding a patient’s comfort level with technology.

“Apps are meant to [help patients],” said Dr. Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Emory School of Medicine professor in psychiatry and associate vice chair of clinical research, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. “If patients don’t understand it, have difficulty operating it, feel nervous about it — [they] won’t use it.”

While mobile apps and virtual reality aren’t suited for all patients, some prefer using technology for health care.

“It’s true that technology tools are not the solution for everyone or every situation,” said Campise. “But as providers, we need to prepare for and support the many patients who are interested in and benefit from using these tools.”

Participant Feedback

While most attendees knew about mobile tools, they were happy to discover more and found the training helpful.

“Technology is so much a part of our daily lives, if we didn’t find a way to incorporate apps and other tools into our treatment we’d miss out on opportunities to engage our patients and learn how they’re interacting with the real world.”

--Diehl

“I didn’t know some of these technologies we learned about today existed, so this has been a very informative exercise for me.”

--Jimenez

“This workshop will definitely make it more likely that I’ll continue to use technology tools in my practice.”

--Augusto Ruiz, PhD., psychiatrist, deployment health psychologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

“I feel like I’m already tech savvy and have used some technologies in my practice. The advantage [of today] is seeing how others are using them and gathering ideas on more possibilities for treating patients using technology tools.”

--Air Force Capt. Paul Williams, psychology resident, Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic and Surgery Center, Joint Base Andrews

What’s Next?

T2 will host a second technology workshop May 15-16, 2014, at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

“Hosting workshops in the communities where behavioral health clinicians train lets them talk with their peers about how to use and apply these technologies in a practical way,” said Campise. “It also respects the Defense Department budget restrictions on travel costs by bringing the training to the providers.”

http://www.dcoe.mil/MediaCenter/News/details/14-02-12/Mental_Health_Provide…


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THE GOVERNMENT ALREADY HAS THE TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR CLEARED EMPLOYEES

The only reason to this program, is to know if you're a good slave for your government.




Edward Snowden talks during a simulcast conversation during the SXSW Interactive Festival on Monday, March 10, 2014. // Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP

By Aliya Sternstein March 11, 2014

NEXTGOV

The government for years has continuously, electronically surveilled the behavior of personnel in sensitive security positions and does not need a whole new system to catch the next leaker, a former top technology executive in the intelligence community said. His comments came as debate heats up about building new technology to catch rogue federal employees.

"It’s not new technology -- it’s a matter of making more it more encompassing, making it more scalable, making it faster” at searching for signs of changes in behavior, said Dale Meyerrose, the first chief information officer of the intelligence community, under the Director of National Intelligence, during an interview. "A lot of it is the same infrastructure, the same sensors, the same networking technology. You just put in the software code new rules [detailing which databases to scour], new processes, new applications."

On Monday, the Associated Press reported that intelligence officials plan to use “a sweeping electronic system to continually monitor workers with secret clearances,” such as former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked domestic surveillance secrets.

Assessing psychological changes is not the goal of the tools, observers noted.

Mental health records are not as easy to lasso together, for structural and legal reasons, said Nicole A. Smith, an associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC and a former national security background investigator.

Some cleared personnel are required to sign a waiver releasing mental and physical medical records. But, even with a waiver, the ability to continuously, electronically scan mental health records would be limited because of the way records are organized within a doctor's office.

"You’re not talking about getting inside someone’s brain," Meyerrose echoed. "It's all about behavior -- from that behavior, you red flag it and say we need to watch this person a lot more closely: Are they going to this drug site because they plan on dealing illegal drugs, or are they going to this drug site so that they can learn more about drugs, so that they can deal with their teenage kid who's got a drug problem?" = all lies

Meyerrose left the White House at the end of the George W. Bush administration and now serves as a lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University and a federal consultant.

When you see odd Web habits, "that's where you put the red flag on it, and you look for other indicators . . . to see whether or not to be worried about that behavior," said Meyerrose, who also served as CIO of three major U.S. Air Force Commands. Officials would not use a single indicator to persecute the next potential Snowden or Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, who killed a dozen people.

Watching cleared workers communicate in their free time is fair game.

"I used to conduct that all the time during exercises," in the military, Meyerrose said. “You know -- 'Loose lips sink ships,' those kinds of opsec. That’s been a part of the government culture since 1947,” with the enactment of the National Security Act mandating a major reorganization of the U.S. foreign policy and military establishments.

The AP reported that the employee-surveillance "system could also link to outside databases to flag questionable behavior," and "investigators will analyze the information along with data separately collected from social media and, when necessary, polygraph tests."

Background investigators, however, say there are challenges in confirming the identity of individuals posting messages online.

"To me, if you're linking into social media, my first concern would be that whatever you're pulling is actually your applicant and not someone else," Smith said. "I think you still run a risk of verifying that that is your applicant's Facebook page."

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MessagePosté le: Lun 17 Mar - 14:37 (2014)    Sujet du message: HOSPITAL IMPRISONED DEVOTED SPIRITUAL AUTHOR BY CLAIMING HER PRAYERS ARE A SIGN OF MENTAL ILLNESS Répondre en citant

HOSPITAL IMPRISONED DEVOTED SPIRITUAL AUTHOR BY CLAIMING HER PRAYERS ARE A SIGN OF MENTAL ILLNESS

Friday, March 14, 2014 by: L.J. Devon, Staff Writer



(NaturalNews) A devout 56-year-old woman was held captive in a psych ward for nearly five days after a strange series of event cascaded before her.

The woman, who seeks to remain anonymous, is a self-published author who enjoys writing on spiritual topics. She was taking part in a 15-day spiritual fast at the time. By the 15th day of going without food and drinking only water, the woman began to feel delirious. On the last day of her fast, parked at a Cleveland, OH, BP gas station, the woman grew faint and called her mother for assistance.

Simple emergency room visit turns into a psych ward lockdown

The anonymous woman was promptly escorted to the emergency room of St. Vincent's Charity Medical Center, where she was cared for primarily by Dr. Brar.

After taking blood tests, Dr. Brar determined that the woman had low sodium, potassium and electrolyte levels, due to the fast. The woman, conscious again, recovered from her woozy state. As she recovered, she prayed audibly and read from the Bible.

After observing the woman's fervent behavior, Dr. Brar then allegedly diagnosed the woman with bipolar disorder. The complaint states that the woman was diagnosed with "bipolar disorder with psychotic features."

Woman's prayers were classified as sign of mental instability

The woman, clinging to her spiritual beliefs in a time of need, realized that St. Vincent's staff had classified her religious devotion as evidence of mental instability. The woman later clarified that Dr. Brar and staff members classified her audible prayers and Bible reading as "religious preoccupation" -- evidence of a mental illness.

This distorted, concocted diagnosis proves that many hospital staff members themselves need to be psychologically evaluated. The "mental illness" label can apparently be used as a weapon, to justify imprisoning people who don't think or believe according to what's "normal."

Woman refuses psychotic medication; hospital goes to court to force her

After being improperly and disdainfully diagnosed for her prayers, the woman was then admitted to the psychiatric ward of the hospital. For nearly five days, she was instructed to take psychotropic medications for her "mental illness." When the woman refused the drugs, the hospital staff grew stubborn and police-like. The staff tried to control the woman further by having her "involuntarily committed" through court order.

The imprisoned woman later reported that Dr. Brar refused to let her leave the hospital where she was "held for nearly five days of observation." She claims that the hospital officially "instituted an action in the Cuyahoga County Probate Court seeking her continued involuntary detention," but it never materialized.

Woman now suing the St. Vincent Charity Medical Center for unlawful imprisonment


After being detained in the hospital for nearly five days, the woman was relieved to find out that Dr. Brar's affidavit to the court was incomplete and misrepresenting. The court stated that the captive woman was free to go and that she had complied with obligations under Ohio Rev. Code 5122. She was then discharged from the hospital because the hospital staff did not provide sufficient evidence to keep her detained.

Now the 56-year-old woman has filed suit against Dr. Brar and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, seeking punitive damages for false imprisonment and violation of her patient rights.

"Mental illness" label now being applied liberally to people who don't fit the norm

It seems that "mental illness" has become a broad term in modern-day society, applied liberally as a means to segregate those who don't think or act within the boundaries of what's considered normal or socially acceptable. It's easy for medical professionals to respond to people they don't like or understand by detaining them and force-feeding them psychotropic medications. This behavior coming from hospital staff is disturbing and alarming.

How might psychotropic medications be used like social control weapons -- silencers for people's minds, thoughts, prayers and beliefs? How might the "mental illness" label be applied to kidnap or imprison people just to force a bizarre level of conformity?

Sources for this article include:

http://www.courthousenews.com

http://www.naturalnews.com/044306_hospital_imprisonment_mental_illness_spir…


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PSYCHIATRISTS NOW SAY NON-CONFORMITY IS A MENTAL ILLNESS : ONLY THE SHEEPLE ARE SANE




April 26, 2014 - Modern psychiatry has become a hotbed of corruption, particularly the kind that seeks to demonize and declare mentally ill anyone who deviates from what is regarded as the norm. This is abundantly evident in the latest installment of the industry’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, which dubs people who do not conform to what those in charge declare to be normal as mentally insane.

The so-called "condition" for why a person might choose to resist conformity has been labeled by the psychiatric profession as "oppositional defiant disorder," or ODD. The new DSM defines this made-up disease as an "ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior," and also lumps it in alongside attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, another made-up condition whose creator, Dr. Leon Eisenberg, admitted it to be phony on his death bed.

As you might suspect from this type of open-ended description, almost any personal behavior perceived by someone else to be undesirable or strange might be categorized as symptomatic of ODD. Children who throw temper tantrums or fight with their siblings, for instance, might be declared to have this supposed mental illness, as might children who express disagreement with their parents or teachers.

Disobedience and defiance are common behaviors among young children, and parents have long dealt with such behaviors by exercising proper discipline. At the same time, not all forms of disobedience and defiance are wrong, depending on the authority involved and the action petitioned. A child who is told by his teacher to keep his unpopular opinions to himself, for instance, and who resists this order might simply be exercising his freedom to express disagreement.

But that’s the problem with categorizing conditions like ODD so loosely, as virtually any uncommon behavior can be declared to be oppositional or defiant simply because it bucks the status quo. Famous minds of the past like Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, for instance, whose unconventional ideas might have seemed crazy in their day, are the types of folks who today might be declared to have ODD or some other type of mental disease.

An even greater danger to using this subjective approach in the diagnosis of mental illness is that it threatens to curtail freedom of speech and political dissent. The federal government has already tried to declare those who oppose its tyrannical policies, or who simply question them, as having "political paranoia," a type of mental illness.

Characterizing non-conformity as ’mental illness’ a hallmark of totalitarian government

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MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

May 20, 2014


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VIRTUAL HOPE : DOD MOBILE APP SUPPORTS SERVICE MEMBERS IN DISTRESS


By Joe Jimenez, T2 Public Affairs on May 22, 2014


 
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. — The “Virtual Hope Box” mobile app released by the Defense Department helps service members focus on positive influences in their life. Using the app, a person combines meaningful memories with relaxation coaching and distracting activities to help them cope when they are feeling down.


“It’s a supportive tool for people to help them remember the good in their life when they are feeling frustrated, stressed out, confused, lacking direction and less hopeful about the future,” said Dr. Nigel Bush, research psychologist at National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

The “Virtual Hope Box” puts everything in one, easily accessible place. Unlike other health-related apps which offer generic content, each user creates a unique and personal app by customizing the various sections of the app with items from their own life.

Users can add family photos, videos and recorded messages from loved ones, inspirational quotes, favorite songs, interactive relaxation exercises, affirmations, and reminders of successes and future aspirations. Users can also access games to take their mind off negative feelings, thoughts or situations. Also, with this app on their smartphone, the user can immediately contact support systems.

Providers will find this app a useful resource to recommend to their patients who are experiencing distress. In a clinical setting, a patient might set up his or her “Virtual Hope Box” with guidance from their provider and use the tool between therapy sessions. The app was developed from the physical “hope box” used by clinicians providing therapy for patients with thoughts of self-harm. Because mobile devices are widely used, a virtual version of a hope box was seen as a contemporary approach to a known intervention, extending its usefulness and availability.

“It’s a unique way to continuously extend in-person therapy. It can help patients reengage with their lives,” said Bush.

Recent research and testing has shown the “Virtual Hope Box” to be a useful tool for addressing many issues. Patients in the proof-of-concept testing included those diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and mood disorder.

The app was developed collaboratively with Department of Veterans Affairs and funded by a grant from Military Suicide Research Consortium.

The free mobile app is available for Android and iOS devices at the Apple’s App Store, Google’s Play store and Amazon for Kindle Fire.

See the press release (PDF)

http://www.dcoe.mil/MediaCenter/News/details/14-05-22/Virtual_Hope_DOD_Mobile_App_Supports_Service_Members_in_Distress.aspx


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MessagePosté le: Ven 22 Aoû - 17:10 (2014)    Sujet du message: DCoE WEBINAR STUDIES METHODS TO IMPROVE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE Répondre en citant

DCoE WEBINAR STUDIES METHODS TO IMPROVE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE

By Diana Moon, DCoE Public Affairs on August 21, 2014


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The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will host its next webinar, “A Population Approach to Treatment Engagement in Behavioral Health Care,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 28.

Many service members and veterans with psychological health concerns wait too long to seek treatment. Once they access care, most drop out of treatment before it’s completed, according to the publication “PTSD Treatment for Soldiers After Combat Deployment: Low Utilization of Mental Health Care and Reasons for Dropout.” To help identify service members and veterans who could benefit from psychological health care, the Military Health System is making significant changes to assess and treat psychological health concerns in the primary care setting.

Further, to help patients remain in treatment once they access care, a recent Institute of Medicine report recommended an integrated, coordinated treatment strategy and measurement-based care with feedback to clinicians.

The “A Population Approach to Treatment Engagement in Behavioral Health Care” webinar will review systems-level interventions that improve access and continuity of psychological health care. For example, delivering high quality services in primary care can improve treatment access. Once in treatment, strategies such as motivational interviewing, behavioral activation and problem solving can increase continuity, help patients manage symptoms and improve functioning, adherence, outcomes and risk management. The addition of a care facilitator into staffing plans and workflows further strengthens continuity through improved engagement.

During this webinar, presenters will:
  • Define a population approach to psychological health care in the Military Health System
  • Differentiate patient level engagement strategies from system level strategies
  • Promote coordinated care team involvement in engaging patients in care
  • Discuss examples and ways to improve treatment engagement
Presenters:
  • Michael C. Freed, Ph.D.
    Deployment Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, research associate director; Stepped Enhancement of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Services Using Primary Care principal investigator and director
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry research assistant professor
     
  • Retired Army Col. Charles C. Engel, M.D., MPH, Medical Corps
    RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, senior health scientist
     
  • Koby Ritter, RN
    Deployment Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland,
    Stepped Enhancement of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Services Using Primary Care central care facilitator
Continuing Education:

Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before Aug. 28, 2014, at 3 p.m. (EDT) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System. Responses to all pre-requisite course questions are required to receive credit for attending this event. For guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site, please visit here.

DCoE webinars now offer APA-accepted, North Carolina Psychology Board and NASW continuing education contact hours, in addition to AMA, ANCC, NBCC and IACET credit.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

Sign up for the DCoE August Psychological Health webinar.

Follow DCoE on Twitter@DCoEPage to stay updated on future webinars. Be a part of the conversation on Twitter by using #DCoEWebinar.

For more information, please visit dcoe.mil/webinars.
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MessagePosté le: Dim 31 Aoû - 00:54 (2014)    Sujet du message: NEW OBAMA PLAN CALLS FOR IMPLANTED COMPUTER CHIPS TO HELP U.S. TROOPS HEAL Répondre en citant

NEW OBAMA PLAN CALLS FOR IMPLANTED COMPUTER CHIPS TO HELP  U.S. TROOPS HEAL 

By Dan Lamothe August 27



An artist’s rendering explains the ElectRX program in development with the help of the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. (Courtesy DARPA)

When President Obama on Tuesday highlighted 19 executive actions he says he is taking to improve the mental health of U.S. troops and veterans, one of them centered on a particularly novel effort: The development of new computer chips designed to modulate the nervous system to help with everything from arthritis to post-traumatic stress.

The project is headed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a Pentagon agency that develops a variety of high-tech equipment for the U.S. military. It’s known as the Electrical Prescriptions program, or ElectRx (pronounced “electrics”). Program officials say the goal is to develop a technology that could help people heal more quickly through the use of biosensors and electromagnetic devices that control human organs.

“Instead of relying only on medication, we envision a closed-loop system that would work in concept like a tiny, intelligent pacemaker,” said Doug Weber, the program’s manager. “It would continually assess conditions and provide stimulus patterns tailored to help maintain healthy organ function, helping patients get healthy and stay healthy using their body’s own systems.”

Obama did not reference the new program directly in his speech Tuesday at the American Legion national convention in Charlotte, N.C.  In a joint fact sheet released by the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs, however, the agencies said DARPA will start a new $78.9 million, five-year research program “to develop new, minimally invasive neurotechnologies that will increase the ability of the body and brain to induce healing.” It’s part of the Obama administration’s larger “BRAIN Initiative,” which involves the National Institutes of Health, DARPA, the National Science Foundation and the Food and Drug Administration, among other organizations.

Officials say the BRAIN Initiative — which stands for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies — includes a related DARPA effort to build new brain chips that will be able to predict moods to help treat post-traumatic stress. It’s known as the SUBNETS program, short for Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies. Teams at both the University of California, San Francisco, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston are involved.

The major hurdle for the ElectRX program may be shrinking the technology needed so that it can be used in the body. Implantable devices already are in use to fight inflammatory diseases and other health problems, but most are about the size of a deck of cards, requiring surgical implantation that can result in side effects, DARPA officials said. They want “ultraminiaturized devices” that would could be inserted through needle injection or other less invasive means.

Dan Lamothe covers national security for The Washington Post and anchors its military blog, Checkpoint.

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MessagePosté le: Lun 8 Sep - 01:20 (2014)    Sujet du message: NEURO-MODULATION 2.0 : NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN BRAIN IMPLANTS, SUPER SOLDIERS AND THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC DISEASE Répondre en citant

NEURO-MODULATION 2.0 : NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN BRAIN IMPLANTS, SUPER SOLDIERS AND THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC DISEASE

Brain implants here we come. DARPA just announced the ElectRX program, a $78.9 million attempt to develop miniscule electronic devices that interface directly with the nervous system in the hopes of curing a bunch of chronic conditions, ranging from the psychological (depression, PTSD) to the physical (Crohn’s, arthritis). Of course, the big goal here is to usher in a revolution in neuromodulation—that is, the science of modulating the nervous system to fix an underlying problem.

We have known for a while that neuromodulation is effective. Cochlear implants, for example, use electricity to modulate the auditory nerve (really the whole auditory system), while deep brain stimulation has proven itself effective at regulating erroneous neuralelectrical activity and mitigating everything from the tremors of Parkinson’s to the terrors of chronic pain. The potential is there. But so are the issues.

As the folks at Extreme Tech recently pointed out:
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So far, these implants have been fairly big things — about the size of a deck of cards — which makes their implantation fairly invasive (and thus quite risky). Most state-of-the-art implants also lack precision — the stimulating electrodes are usually placed in roughly the right area, but it’s currently very hard to target a specific nerve fiber (a bundle of nerves). With ElectRx, DARPA wants to miniaturize these neuromodulation implants so that they’re the same size as a nerve fiber. This way they can be implanted with a minimally invasive procedure (through a needle) and attached to specific nerve fibers, for very precise stimulation.



What makes all of this so much more interesting is the fact that, unlike all the other systems of the body, which tend to reject implants, the nervous system is incorporative—meaning it’s almost custom-designed to handle these technologies. In other words, the nervous system is like your desktop computer— as long as you have the right cables, you can hook up just about any peripheral device you want.





English: Complete neuron cell diagram. Neurons (also known as neurones and nerve cells) are electrically excitable cells in the nervous system that process and transmit information. In vertebrate animals, neurons are the core components of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And that’s  exactly what DARPA is doing here: they’re giving us the right cables.

Of course, the gap between neuromodulation and neuroaugmentation is slender and the number of abilities—cognitive, emotional, physical—that will be improved is growing. To put this in different terms, earlier versions of this work—also done at DARPA—focused on sensor capability. The goal was to build technology that could monitor a soldier’s brain activity in real time, with the obvious aim of using this to develop better warriors. Those better soldiers have been sidelined for now, as DARPA is now pushing into the far less controversial healing space, but make no mistake this transition is temporary. We’re still building super soldiers, even if we’re soft selling the idea right now.

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MessagePosté le: Dim 28 Sep - 02:54 (2014)    Sujet du message: PATHS TO PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH, RESILIENCE EXAMINED DURING SUMMIT Répondre en citant

PATHS TO PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH, RESILIENCE EXAMINED DURING SUMMIT

By Jayne Davis and Diana Moon, DCoE Public Affairs on September 24, 2014


Army Brig. Gen. Michael Bobeck, right, special assistant to the director of the Army National Guard, along with Navy Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, left, surgeon general of the Navy, speaks during a panel discussion about the mental health challenges facing the Army Guard during the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit, Sept. 18, in Falls Church, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Darron Salzer, National Guard Bureau Released)

The “Psychological Health and Resilience Summit” held late last week continued a theme of collaboration and integration in care for service members, veterans and families shared with the “TBI Global Synapse: A Summit Without Borders,” preceding it earlier in the week. Both were hosted by Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) in an exchange of research, learning and best practices with military leaders and military health professionals.

The summit was hosted at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia. More than 1,000 participated virtually in the three-day event.

“Truth is, there aren’t many who present for care with just a single psychological health diagnoses,” said Navy Capt. Richard F. Stoltz, DCoE director. “The reason we need to work together to better collaborate and coordinate care is to help some of the complex and difficult cases lead to faster more effective resolutions.”

Much has been accomplished, according to Stoltz, such as clinical practice guidelines, efforts to integrate behavioral health providers into primary care clinics, the National Research Action Plan (a response to the 2012 Executive Order to improve access to mental health services for military members), translation of research into practices, a clear pathway of care of psychological health and traumatic brain injury (TBI), and registries that will help providers understand longitudinal things that happen to people who come in with these disorders.

“We’re here to figure out better ways to work together so we won’t have as many people suffering as much as they are today,” he said.

In an interview about the summit with Army National Guard Public Affairs Officer, Staff Sgt. Darron Salzer, Stoltz commented on its significance.

“It’s extremely important because there’s overwhelming evidence that service members, families and veterans are having a lot of stresses put on their lives,” said Stoltz. We know a fairly high number have been formally diagnosed with mental health disorders. We want to do everything we can to best address those and let people know about the various programs that exist, and the various treatment methods they can employ to help service members, their families and veterans … help their well-being and encourage them to get into the program that will work best for them.”

Following are select statements, comments and research captured from the event. Presentations and recordings are available on the conference website.

Conference Highlights

The Role of the Military Health System in Addressing Psychological Health Concerns

Dr. Warren Lockette, deputy assistant secretary of defense for health services and policy oversight, delivered a simple yet consequential message, “We need to be empirical in our assessments. The purpose of my being here is to try to change the culture to make sure our approaches are more empirical.”


We’re the first large health care system in the country that can tell whether our patients in behavioral health are getting better or not. Still, I emphasize this culture of empiricism, of planning your assessments before you institute a new program.”

“Don’t be afraid of data. The data of what we do in behavioral health can be so helpful,” said Lockette.

Caring for Those with Visible and Invisible Wounds

“People with disabilities often have problems as they age with the disability and we need to be prepared to deal with that,” said retired Col. (Dr.) Paul Pasquina.


Pasquina chairs the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Pasquina noted that service members may enter the military health care system at any level of care and providers need to recognize their needs wherever they present. He said providers have to be concerned with aging of head injuries along with aging of physical injuries.

“People want to know if their mood disorders and impulses for suicide will get worse as they age,” he said.

According to Pasquina, lessons learned dictate the policies of the future. Some lessons he identified are:
  • Need for centers of excellence, individuals that see common problems and address them in an evidence-based empirical method
  • Importance of embedding behavioral health and rehabilitation principles into acute care
  • Incorporating interdisciplinary and holistic care
  • Comprehensive pain management programs
  • Embedding family participation in wounded warrior care
  • Impact of service dogs on well-being
  • Creative arts – saying we owe society data to support their work
“We have complex issues and they’re going to be facing the Military Health System indefinitely,” said Pasquina. “Many service members will seek behavioral health care in their communities. Military and civilian providers need to be prepared to provide care at all levels of need.”

Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care

Why integrate? Research shows that 67 percent of people with a behavioral health disorder don’t get behavioral health treatment. But, 80 percent of people with behavioral health concerns will visit a primary care provider at least once in a calendar year. And, 50 percent of all behavioral health disorders are treated in primary care.


Aside from primary care being the default mental health system, there are limitations of the current behavioral health care system that include:
  • Patients typically seen when in acute crisis or with a longstanding issue
  • Limited population impact
  • Limited prevention opportunities
  • Limited ability to address subclinical problems for early intervention
  • Limited availability to treat chronic diseases

Integration provides:
  • Improved access to behavioral health services
  • Brings services where patients are already being seen
  • Improves collaboration between providers
  • Providers and patients report high satisfaction with care when delivered this way
  • Better matched care that meets but doesn’t exceed level of need

“Primary care behavioral health will not and is not intended to replace specialty care,” said Dr. Kent Corso, National Capital Region Medical Directorate, Behavioral Health Patient-Centered Medical Home program manager. “It works best when there’s a close collaborative relationship. Primary care can identify more patients, more rapidly and earlier and treat with the appropriate level of care and if that’s not working, refer to specialty care.”

Patients who benefit from the program: those with poor follow up, co-morbid mental health diagnoses, low health literacy and low motivation for treatment.

One of the core skills that personnel in primary care behavioral health have is motivational interviewing, which is very helpful for motivating decision-making, positive health behaviors and help-seeking in general, according to Corso.

Evidence-Based Management of Suicide

A key point from Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense Department Clinical Practice Guideline on suicide prevention is to have a formal way to assess patients in primary care for risk of suicide, although there is currently no one specific assessment tool to recommend. And while the evidence is still building for best treatments, there are treatments and interventions that are evidenced based.


Potential risk factors for suicide include biological, psychological, social and military specific. Relationship break-ups often precipitate suicides. As do behaviors that increase impulsivity, such as drinking or insomnia. Previous attempts at suicide are also a factor.

Protective factors include a strong social support system, positive personal traits, such as impulse control and resilience, and access to health care.

There’s a large body of evidence that shows a high degree of risk of suicide in patients the week after discharge from hospitalization.

Only 40 percent of mental health providers in America have formal training in suicide prevention and the average length of training is one and a half hours.

“Trying to talk patients out of suicide is potentially more dangerous,” said Corso, who presented on this topic also. “There’s a sense of helplessness and powerlessness, and if I exert control over the patient there’s agitation and more feelings of powerlessness. If we’re overly paternalistic with our patients it can create the opposite dynamic. It’s critical to create a collaborative plan with the suicidal patient that they have ownership of. It gives them more efficacy in developing skills to work through their thoughts and ideas. The research supports this.”

Collaborative Care for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression in the Army Primary Care Setting: Design and Implementation of the STEPS UP Intervention Package

STEPS UP is a large research study that is creating evidence in response to the notion that more patients want evidence-based treatment. STEPS UP isn’t a treatment, but a system of care. Objectives include designing and testing a primary care-based systems level intervention to recognize, manage and treat PTSD and depression in active-duty service members; conducting a qualitative study assessing the acceptability and quality of care; and performing a cost-effectiveness analysis to access the incremental cost-effectiveness of STEPS UP invention versus usual care.


Presenters discussed better integration as a means to better care. This includes regular, proactive follow-ups, disease registries, and self-management training with patients and their families.

The expectations for STEPS UP is that it will improve posttraumatic stress disorder and depression symptom severity, integrate centralized, telephone-based care managers, improve care management with motivational interviewing, and provide options for psychosocial interventions and enhancements to existing care.

Resilience Resources

Several organizations presented resources that build and maintain resilience within the military:

  • The Defense Department’s Office of Warrior Care Policy proactively supports wounded, ill, and injured service members in their recovery and reintegration or transition to civilian life. Recovery support specialists provide service members with non-medical support to help them reestablish or reinvent their lives.
  • Military Adaptive Sports Program, overseen by Office of Warrior Care Policy, inspires recovery and holistic fitness in service members. The program presents new opportunities for growth and development, promotes teamwork and social support systems, and empowers service members through physically and mentally stimulating recreational activities.
  • Human Performance Resource Center gives individuals tools to maintain a healthy life.
  • Total Force Fitness is a framework for building and maintaining health, readiness and performance in the Defense Department. It’s a holistic approach and centers around family, organization and community. It focuses on both the mind (spiritual, behavioral, psychological, social) and body (physical, nutritional, medical, environmental).
  • Real Warriors Campaign helps to eliminate stigma, and encourages help-seeking behavior for invisible wounds. Video profiles are a key part of the campaign.

Sleepless in Primary Care: Insomnia Prevalence and Treatment in Primary Care Settings

Service members sleep less than their civilian counterparts, with more than 40 percent reporting less than five hours of sleep compared to 10 percent of civilians reporting less than five hours of sleep. Service members and veterans may describe difficulty “turning off their mind” at night, falling and staying asleep or sleeping long enough. Factors contributing to insomnia include a person’s genetics, situational stressors, illness or injury, maladaptive habits (caffeine, napping, alcohol), or a tendency to worry.


Presenters discussed a model for good sleep: a strong sleep drive, correct circadian placement, and low arousal distractions that awaken or keep the individual from falling asleep.

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia targets behaviors (increase sleep drive, reduce physiological arousal) and cognitions (reduce sleep effort) associated with getting better sleep and ending insomnia. Techniques used include stimulus control, sleep hygiene and relaxation.

For more on these psychological health topics, visit the conference website to access presentations and recordings, and explore resources on the DCoE website.

News Categories: treatment, DCoE, resources, research, psychological health
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  • Amie Espinosa 25 Sep
    Thank you for caring. Just the daily stresses of life now days is hard enough. We need to definitely remember our military leaders. I only have to deal with society acting ridiculous and I passed crazy a long time ago. I think im certified as insane! Insane for you all to keep smiling today! Dreamer! And no animal testing please! I know there a lot of confused people that get a lil wild. But please don't compare us to rats and snakes! Then sometimes people act like them! Have a great day!
  • DCoE Public Affairs 26 Sep

  • @Amie, Thanks for sharing with us.
http://www.dcoe.mil/MediaCenter/News/details/14-09-24/Paths_to_Psychological_Health_Resilience_Examined_During_Summit.aspx


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MessagePosté le: Mar 11 Nov - 04:20 (2014)    Sujet du message: REMINDER: DCoE WEBINAR - TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTIONS FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (NOVEMBER 13) Répondre en citant



REMINDER: DCoE WEBINAR - TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTIONS FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY  (NOVEMBER 13)

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Technology Interventions for Traumatic Brain Injury

Date/Time: Nov. 13, 2014; 1-2:30 p.m. (EST)

The integration of innovative technology tools to support the assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an area of increasing interest and importance to providers in the military health care system. Technology tools may provide increased compliancy with treatment and engagement with care, increased validity of patient reports and efficiency in the delivery of care by maximizing engagement between sessions to make meaningful lasting changes in the lives of patients. 

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify innovative technology tools and their impact on clinical practice with patients who have sustained a TBI
  • Describe technology tools which can help minimize or eliminate the short- and long-term adverse effects of military-related TBI
  • Examine research, legal, ethical and other considerations when employing technology in TBI care

Presenter
David C. Cooper, Psy.D.
Psychologist, Mobile Health Program
National Center for Telehealth and Technology 
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Tacoma, Wash.

Moderator
MAJ Pamela DiPatrizio, AN, MSN, CEN, CPEN
Chief, Office of Education Outreach
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Silver Spring, Md.

Continuing Education
Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before Nov. 13, 2014, at 3 p.m. (EST) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System and register for the event on, or before, the event registration deadline. Complete responses to all pre-registration questions are required to be eligible to receive credit for attending this event. For guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site, please visit https://www.dcri.org/cee/education/ethosce-learning-center/EthosCE_Fundamen…

Please note:  DCoE's awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

For details, please visit http://www.dcoe.mil/Libraries/Documents/DCoE-Monthly-Webinar-Series-Continuing-Education-Accreditation-April-2014.pdf. Additionally since September 2014 for Psychology: This activity complies with all of the continuing education criteria identified through the American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Requirements.

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MessagePosté le: Sam 6 Déc - 02:39 (2014)    Sujet du message: GOVERNMENT ARRESTING PEOPLE FOR ANTI-OBAMA FACEBOOK POSTS! Répondre en citant

GOVERNMENT ARRESTING PEOPLE FOR ANTI-OBAMA FACEBOOK POSTS!



September 12, 2014 by Dean James

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This article will make you angry. The US Government is actively seeking those who criticize government, specifically Barack Obama, and arresting them without charging them. They are remanded to mental health institutions where they are given “training” on how to view the world. Remind you of a little book that George Orwell wrote?

It gets worse.

Most of the victims of the government’s kidnapping scheme are veterans.


From The Rutherford Institute:

In the four years since the start of Operation Vigilant Eagle, the government has steadily ramped up its campaign to “silence” dissidents, especially those with military backgrounds. Coupled with the DHS’ dual reports on Rightwing and Leftwing “Extremism,” which broadly define extremists as individuals and groups “that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely,” these tactics have boded ill for anyone seen as opposing the government.

One particularly troubling mental health label being applied to veterans and others who challenge the status quo is “oppositional defiance disorder” (ODD). As journalist Anthony Martin explains, an ODD diagnosis “denotes that the person exhibits ‘symptoms’ such as the questioning of authority, the refusal to follow directions, stubbornness, the unwillingness to go along with the crowd, and the practice of disobeying or ignoring orders. Persons may also receive such a label if they are considered free thinkers, nonconformists, or individuals who are suspicious of large, centralized government… At one time the accepted protocol among mental health professionals was to reserve the diagnosis of oppositional defiance disorder for children or adolescents who exhibited uncontrollable defiance toward their parents and teachers.”

The case of 26-year-old decorated Marine Brandon Raub—who was targeted because of his Facebook posts, interrogated by government agents about his views on government corruption, arrested with no warning, labeled mentally ill for subscribing to so-called “conspiratorial” views about the government, detained against his will in a psych ward for standing by his views, and isolated from his family, friends and attorneys—is a prime example of the government’s war on veterans.

Raub’s case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that is targeting Americans—especially military veterans—for expressing their discontent over America’s rapid transition to a police state.
Here is a news story by RT (Russian Times) about Brandon Raub. Apparently the corporate media in the United States won’t tell his story:




VIDEO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdiYfvY_2-4

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MessagePosté le: Jeu 18 Déc - 05:30 (2014)    Sujet du message: REMINDER: DCoE WEBINAR - EVIDENCE BASE FOR USING TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE (DECEMBER 17) Répondre en citant



REMINDER: DCoE WEBINAR - EVIDENCE BASE FOR USING TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE (DECEMBER 17)


Defense Centers of Excellence sent this bulletin at 12/15/2014 09:30 AM EST

Evidence Base for Using Technology Solutions in Behavioral Health Care

Dec. 17, 2014; 1-2:30 p.m. (EST)

Recent advances in the evidence base for technology-based behavioral health applications have provided clinicians a better understanding and guidance on the integration of these tools into clinical care. Participants will learn about research findings on current technologies in use in clinical practice, such as audio conferencing, video conferencing, and virtual reality, in addition to tools available for use between patients, such as the use of websites and mobile applications and wearable sensors. Clinicians will leave this training with a review of the evidence base for using technology solutions in behavioral health care that will inform their clinical practice.

Webinar participants will learn to:

  • Describe a theoretical perspective useful in the conceptualization and application of technology-based interventions for clinical practice
  • Differentiate between the concepts of synchronous and asynchronous technologies with respect to behavioral health interventions
  • Examine the current status of literature on technologically-supported behavioral health interventions
  • Assess potential gaps and recognize future trends in behavioral health technology tools into clinical care


Presenters
Nancy A. Skopp, Ph.D.
Research, Outcomes, and Investigations
National Center for Telehealth and Technology
Defense Centers of Excellence for
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Jae Osenbach, Ph.D.
Mobile Health Program
National Center for Telehealth and Technology
Defense Centers of Excellence for
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Moderator
Don Workman, Ph.D.
Division Chief, Emerging Technologies Program
National Center for Telehealth and Technology
Defense Centers of Excellence for
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before Dec. 17, 2014, at 3 p.m. (EST) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit. 

To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System and register for the event on, or before, the event registration deadline. Complete responses to all pre-registration questions are required to be eligible to receive credit for attending this event. For guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site, please visit https://www.dcri.org/cee/education/ethosce-learning-center/EthosCE_Fundamen….

DCoE’s awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

For further details, please visit: http://www.dcoe.mil/Libraries/Documents/DCoE-Monthly-Webinar-Series-Continu…. Additionally since September 2014 for Psychology: This activity complies with all of the continuing education criteria identified through the American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Requirements.

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MessagePosté le: Mar 13 Jan - 02:41 (2015)    Sujet du message: REMINDER: DCoE WEBINAR - APPLICATION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY TOOLS IN THE CLINICAL CARE OF MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (JANUARY 15, 2015) Répondre en citant



REMINDER: DCoE WEBINAR - APPLICATION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY TOOLS IN THE CLINICAL CARE OF MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (JANUARY 15, 2015)

Defense Centers of Excellence sent this bulletin at 01/12/2015 09:30 AM EST

Application of Behavioral Health Technology Tools in the Clinical Care of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Jan. 15, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)
 
The clinical practice guidelines produced by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs provide a framework for ensuring evidence-based care for patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). This webinar will demonstrate two mobile applications produced by the National Center for Telehealth & Technology that offer providers evidence-informed tools for treatment and engagement of patients with mild TBI. The presenter will review some empirical findings that support the use of these apps and will demonstrate how to incorporate these tools into current clinical practice. In addition, he will highlight several emerging tools that may have promise for future use with this population.  

Additionally, this webinar will:
  • Compare innovative, behavioral-health technology tools and describe some of the empirical evidence for their integration in clinical care with mild TBI patients.
  • Discuss the use of behavioral-health technology tools as assistive devices in mild TBI rehabilitation to facilitate recovery from the adverse effects of mild TBI and increase engagement in care.
  • Distinguish between evidence-based standards of care, as described in the clinical practice guidelines, and the acceptable use of evidence-informed technology tools to supplement clinical care.
Presenter
David C. Cooper, Psy.D.
Psychologist, Mobile Health Program
National Center for Telehealth & Technology
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Tacoma, Washington


 Moderator
Maj. Pamela DiPatrizio, AN, MSN, CEN, CPEN
Chief, Office of Education Outreach
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Silver Spring, Maryland


Continuing Education:

Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before 3 p.m. (ET) Jan. 15, 2015,to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.  

To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System and register for the event on, or before, the event registration deadline. Complete responses to all pre-registration questions are required to receive credit for attending this event. For guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site, please visit https://www.dcri.org/cee/education/ethosce-learning-center/EthosCE_Fundamen…

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families. 

For details, please visit: http://www.dcoe.mil/Libraries/Documents/DCoE-Monthly-Webinar-Series-Continu…. Sign up for the webinar at https://continuingeducation.dcri.duke.edu/application-behavioral-health-technology-tools-clinical-care-mtbi

Upon completion of registration, you should receive a confirmation email with webinar event details.

If your network security settings do not allow access to the Duke Medicine website, use another network or device to access the registration page. Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect to attend the webinar.

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MessagePosté le: Mar 24 Fév - 07:49 (2015)    Sujet du message: THE PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOANALYSIS NEXUS : “MENTAL DISORDERS” DRIVES BIG PHARM PROFIT AND SOCIAL CONTROL Répondre en citant

THE PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOANALYSIS NEXUS : “MENTAL DISORDERS” DRIVES BIG PHARM PROFIT AND SOCIAL CONTROL 

By Joachim Hagopian
Global Research, February 23, 2015

Region: USA
Theme: Science and Medicine



A century ago the fledgling, brand new “science” of psychology was still in the throes of struggling for cultural and academic recognition, acceptance and respect as the latest still unproven member of modern science. The Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud was credited as the “father of psychoanalysis.” With Freud as psychology’s chief pioneer, the study of the mind and human behavior was then long on theory and short on practical, evidenced-based proof. The burgeoning academic discipline of psychology – psychiatry – psychoanalysis was still in its infantile stage in comparison to the long established bastions of the modern scientific method – the standard natural sciences of physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. These physical sciences more than adequately met the rigors of the scientific method through understanding and explaining life’s material forms to the extent that their basic theories governed by established natural laws of practical application produced a consensual, accurately measurable means of both predicting and controlling matter with a very high degree of proven success. 

On the other hand, psychology/psychiatry had no luxury of any unifying basic formulas, equations, laws or quantitative application that could accurately predict, much less control, human behavior. The complexity of the human mind as it relates to behavior has always rendered prediction and control virtually impossible. Moreover, scientific prediction and control of the human species raises all kinds of ethical questions that run counter to democratic principles and free will. Hence, the closest proximity to being able to collect “scientific data” through analyzing observable behavior that could easily be quantified was through the developing branch of psychology known as behaviorism.

Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov with his bell and salivating dogs established the widely accepted phenomenon linking a stimulus to a conditioned response called classical conditioning. The seminal work of James Watson, William James and later B.F. Skinner forwarded the notion that rigorous scientific inquiry could focus on human behavior as the primary unit of observable analysis. Skinner’s concepts of operant conditioning and reinforcement as the explanatory driving force behind behavior also fit neatly alongside Freud’s rudimentary tenet that humans are motivated by drives to seek pleasure/reward and avoid pain/punishment. Effects of positive and negative reinforcement could readily be scientifically measured and assessed. Thus, the behavioristic component within psychology helped legitimize the discipline as a science.

Out of the fundamental need to further develop the science of psychology evolving from the dominant medical model came the related study and practice of psychiatry, trained medical doctors who specialize in the human mind combining study of its physical correlate the brain with behavior. Abnormal psychology developed as yet another sub-branch within the field that delved into deviant behavior and psychopathology. As a scientific discipline at the turn of the twentieth century, the formalized study of the human mind and behavior in its initial formative stages as a still wannabe science recognized only seven “known” mental disorders:mania, melancholia, monomania, paresis, dementia, dipsomania and epilepsy.

As the functions of the brain and its effects on abnormal behavior were further studied and delineated, a pressing need to classify the growing number of identifiable mental disorders manifested in 1952 with the very first published edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Method of Mental Disorders (DSM). The American Psychiatric Association Committee on Nomenclature and Statistics in its DSM-1 listed a total of 102 mental disorders. A half century later in 1994 the DSM-4 enumerated a whopping 365 mental maladies. And with the latest DSM-5 out in 2013, the massive list of mental disorders is now up to 374.

The proclivity for the psychiatric field to pathologize humans through exponentially increasing mental disorders can be the speculated result reflecting a deepening level of scientific knowledge, empirical evidence of society’s worsening mental health condition and/or the increasing linkage between psychiatry and Big Pharma’s greedy thirst for record-setting profits. The latter explanation takes into full account the unholy marriage between psychiatry and the ever-powerful pharmaceutical industry. Invention of new diseases leads to more Big Pharma profit.

Moreover, the alarming partnership merger between Big Business and Big Government combined with America’s morphing from a deceased democratic republic into an emerging fascist totalitarian oligarchy best illustrates this phenomenon that now has nearly every American able to be diagnosed with a specific mental disorder. Where there is no ethical or moral consideration for what’s best for the human population, having this convenient DSM tool leading the mental health system to in effect be able to certifiably declare virtually anyone with a diagnosable mental disorder ultimately becomes the perfect vehicle/weapon for abusive tyranny and oppression. Institutionalization in lock-up facilities like insane asylums, prisons and FEMA camps looms large in the feds’ not-so-hidden agenda, especially the United Nations Agenda 21.

For over two decades Harvard psychologist Paula Caplan has led a valiant crusade against the labeling of humans based on the proliferation of newly identified mental disorders dispersed by the bible for clinical diagnosis – the Diagnostic Statistical Method of Mental Disorders. Beginning with her 1995 book They Say You’re Crazy, Paula has long been a vocal critic of her own field of psychology and psychiatry, more recently noting that it has come to now identify 374 specific classifications of mental disorders according to the latest edition – 2013’s DSM-5. Just in the prior seven years since the release of DSM-4R, she maintains that 77 new mental disorders have sprung up joining the ever-expanding list.

Dr. Caplan cites “Pathologizing Your Period,” as illustriously perverse evidence of the damage done by inventing artificial mental disorders (like Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) that are mere natural biological functions all to enhance the profit making machine of Big Pharma. Just to show that as a feminist she is not partial to rushing exclusively to the aid of just her own gender, Paula Caplan cites Delusional Dominating Personality Disorder as the bogus diagnosis directed at males.  She concludes the DSM is unscientific, fails to improve health and causes severe psychological damage to the diagnosed. The Hippocratic Oath of “first do no harm” is fundamentally violated by mislabeling humans in the worst possible way.

Of course the pink elephant in every psychiatrist office is Big Pharma. In a case of clear conflict of interest, while Big Pharma is busily funding the American Psychiatric Association (APA), twenty white male psychiatrists from the APA full of biases against women, minorities and the poor are misusing their paid imaginations to creatively invent yet new mental disorders every few years. Hence, Big Pharma and the psychiatrists behind the DSM both possess the self-serving interest to label more people as mentally defective in order to justify giving them more drugs. Money, profit and greed are at the root of all this horrific propaganda and disinformation.

Because there’s so little money to be made in prevention, efforts toward actively promoting stronger mental and emotional health amongst our overly stressed-out populace struggling for survival is not a high priority. The pharmaceutical and healthcare industries are more about keeping Americans unhealthy, morbidly obese on toxically saturated chemical diets that prove to be a breeding ground for heart disease and cancer. To maximize Big Business profits, by design the powers-that-be want us to continue living unhealthy lifestyles that require long term medical care.

As a practicing licensed psychotherapist employed in the mental health field for more than a quarter century, I can honestly say the mental health field is no different. For years it too has been engulfed and bought out by the sinister profit driven greed of Big Pharma. In the same way that the US health industry is not interested in curing cancer as a disease, as too much money is made from it, the amalgamation of the psychiatric and pharmaceutical industry is not about preventing mental illness, it’s about expanding and exploiting it.

The calculated focus on “psychopathologizing” the general population to the absurdist degree of making everyone diagnosable translates into a mentally defective population perennially in need of a quick fix – compliments of Big Pharma.

Misdiagnosis of mental disorders is off the charts. The entire diagnostic system has absolutely no scientific basis. The DSM is mere bogus propaganda. Operating as a psychiatric Gestapo, the DSM and Big Pharma are all about power. There is no brain pathology that can be detected by scientific medical testing. Every mental disorder is invented. It is not like a physical disease that with tests can be detected as real. Anyone with a license, credentials and wielding differential power can diagnose someone as mentally ill, using it as a malicious weapon. I found social conflict to be the crux at the root of the problem. Those who conform and don’t make waves are considered “normal” and those who do not conform and express a mind and will of their own are typically labeled deviant, abnormal, mentally defective and mentally ill. If you do not think like consensus reality, you can be misdiagnosed. Those who hold different beliefs are susceptible to being labeled “crazy.” In the name of helping, mental health professionals can actually do grave harm.

Even the most respected prominent leaders in the mental health field like National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director Thomas Insel has criticized the DSM for going too far and not being scientifically based, “NIMH will be re-orienting its research away from DSM categories.” Investigative reporter Robert Whitaker and author of Anatomy of an Epidemic stated:
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When Insel states that the disorders haven’t been validated, he is stating that the entire edifice that modern psychiatry is built upon is flawed, and unsupported by science. . . If the public loses faith in the DSM, and comes to see it as unscientific, then psychiatry has a real credibility problem on its hands.



Speaking of credibility problem, the latest misguided revelation from psychiatry in its urgent need to psychopathologize and label people is that anyone who is discerning about what they ingest in their bodies for obvious health reasons is also now diagnosable with a mental disorder. According to the latest version of the bible for clinical diagnosticians - the DSM-5, a person who demands to know if the food they consume is a GMO Monsanto-infested poisonous product, they must be suffering from “Orthorexia nervosa,” a so called condition that is “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” Another defective label is currently used on any individual who loses a little memory as part of the natural aging process short of dementia. They are now suffering from a psychiatric illness called Mild Neurocognitive Disorder (MND).

If any young person is a nonconformist who dares questions authority, they are now quickly diagnosed with the label Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Of course a sizeable segment of the more gifted and creative students in our dumbed down educational system can easily grow bored with the dull delirium of classroom dogma. Because the slow repetitive pace in the classroom is clearly not challenging or stimulating enough for the gifted to avoid becoming restless and antsy, soon deemed a discipline and/or management problem, they then systematically get mislabeled with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD) and instantly prescribed damaging Big Pharma drugs.

Psychiatrist Colin Ross is a refreshing renegade within his field because he accurately indicts his profession for pushing drugs to the near exclusion of no longer practicing any psychotherapy. He expressed his observations regarding his fellow colleagues in psychiatry:
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I also saw how badly biological psychiatrists want to be regarded as doctors and accepted by the rest of the medical profession. In their desire to be accepted as real clinical scientists, these psychiatrists were building far too dogmatic an edifice… pushing their certainty far beyond what the data could support.



I was employed in countless settings where psychiatrists would routinely arrive at the facility and see twenty or more patients within an hour or two in a cattle call ritual and then be on their merry way to their next pit stop, all the way to the bank at the end of the day. Though there are good psychiatrists and bad psychiatrists in the same way there are good therapists and bad therapists, my view of the psychiatric profession is that most are just drug pushing Big Pharma whores.

Virtually all the drug studies show that there is no difference between antidepressants and placebos in children suffering from mild to moderate depression.  Yet the side effects are horrendous with weight gain, increased cholesterol levels and adverse effects from toxicity. The psychiatry field has brainwashed our culture into believing that mental illness is caused by imbalances in the biochemical system of the brain and that psychotropic prescription medication is the answer in helping to restore balance. Yet science fails to back up that bogus claim.

There is no evidence that low Serotonin levels are the root cause consistently found in depression. Just as many people with depression have high levels. It’s been a Big Pharma myth that antidepressants address “low” Serotonin levels. And then for years we’ve been hearing about how Prozac and other antidepressants like Paxil and Zoloft have contributed if not actually caused hundreds of suicides and homicides especially amongst adolescents. The Journal of the American Medical Association even admitted years ago that the fourth leading cause of death annually in the US is from medication side effects. Death from painkillers alone have tripled in the last twenty years. Big Pharma is literally killing us.

In 2013 the DSM-5 circumvented the rising criticism that psychiatrists are creating more disorders just so that Big Pharma can make record setting profits by deceitfully sub-categorizing a litany of yet even more ways to diagnose more people but technically not significantly increase the total number of disorders. This calculated manipulation is symptomatic of the deception that is inherently rampant in the field of psychiatry as well as our society at large. With the recent decades of financial crisis, high unemployment, increased poverty and impoverishment, destabilized family structure, more families struggling to feed themselves and make ends meet, surrounded by threatening global conflict and war, our population in fact is becoming more stressed out and the state of this nation’s mental and emotional health is in fact becoming increasingly unstable. The combination of our overall population suffering more in conjunction with increased pathologizing of new diagnoses has actually caused half of Americans to be diagnosed with at least one mental disorder within their lifetime. Some critics would argue that virtually everyone can now be diagnosed with a DSM mental disorder.

This gross over-diagnosing, misdiagnosing and subsequent over-drugging has reached an epidemic crisis in America. As a licensed therapist for many years, I encountered this problem constantly. Psychology/psychiatry is not a science. In contrast, medical science bases diagnoses on physiological evidence. The mental health profession bases its diagnoses on unchallenged, bogus premises, preconceived biases and subjective judgment that have all been proven false. Additionally, the diagnosis of mental illness too frequently becomes a lifetime sentence that’s severely devaluing, debilitating and needlessly life crippling and tragic. I always detested the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) as morally repugnant and far more damaging than beneficial. In fact, if anything it engenders a false sense of superiority and potentially a criminally abusive power within the diagnostician at the complete expense and detriment to the diagnosed. In short, it offers little to no benefit whatsoever but a whole lot of harm.

The feeble rationale rigidly holding onto the dubious notion that the diagnostic system is beneficial maintains that clustering symptoms of behavior together into an organized classification system allows for greater understanding that leads to more accurate diagnoses and subsequent greater treatment efficacy psychiatrically with prescribing specific Big Pharma drugs to treat specific disorders. I disagree totally. Misdiagnoses and prescribing drugs that too often only exacerbate and cause residual permanent damage is the commonplace norm. In very limited instances I observed drugs reducing symptoms significantly that merit the outweighed negative effects. Overall I found that both the labeling and the drugs each do far more damage than good.

This business of branding people with negative labels as deviant and abnormal that are often internalized and worn for life, i.e., clients eventually seeing themselves as permanently damaged goods, certifiably crazy. Diagnoses are simply based on a few fleeting moments of observable behavior that clinicians subjectively mistake as symptoms of DSM mental disorders because they are tuned in and trained to see the world solely through their pathological lens. To me that’s pure BS. Even a halfway decent healing practitioner looks to find and recognize client’s strengths and talents and builds on them to raise awareness, enhance self-image and confidence. It’s the difference between seeing the glass as half full or half empty with always the half empty assessment producing both a poor prognosis and usually equally poor treatment results. Stigmatization becomes a lifelong sentence and albatross that shackles and destroys humans. Society needs to be educated in order to realize as humans we all possess some degree of flaws and problems. And just because one might believe someone else has more, they are no less a person. Increased understanding brings increased compassion.

Both our culture and mental health profession has long held some serious misconceptions about the taken for granted veracity of the diagnostic system. It’s been based on fallacies and pervasive misinformation purposely disseminated for profit. Labeling hapless individuals with mental disorders while still in their youth causes young people to identify themselves by their diagnoses and subsequently internalize their role as mentally ill persons. I saw firsthand the deleterious effects that labeling had on them. My own experience found those honest and brave enough to openly display a degree of difficulty adjusting to such a sick, fake society that breeds mass alienation as ours are actually healthier than those deemed well-adjusted who thrive in an unhealthy, toxic culture based on social Darwinism, competitive aggression, greed, deception and amoral blind ambition. Moreover, I found many of the so called professionals in the mental health field to be more pathologically “mental” than those they so quickly judge.

More of the blind leading the less blind a la the gem of a 1967 cult classic called “The King of Hearts.” The film plot revolves around a French village that’s been hastily abandoned by the local villagers leaving the normally locked gate of the insane asylum unlocked while just outside town the two armies of World War I line up to systematically destroy each other. The beautiful irony of this surrealistic Fellini-esque world is shown through the joy of living so fully and gently in the moment by the so called crazy people who in fact are far more skilled and gifted in the art of living than the so called “normals” in uniform nearby who are busily annihilating themselves. The moral lesson depicted a penetratingly deep wisdom that has never rung truer than the madness gripping our technologically driven, modern world that currently has humanity on a collision course toward total self-destruction.

Ultimately the diagnostic labels say far more about the pathology of the so called professional subjectively judging, or more accurately put, misjudging others according to their own biases, warped tendencies and misplaced values. Yet unfortunately this misapplied labeling can give license to abuse and put people permanently away. As each new revised DSM is issued every few years, the list of mental disorders keeps growing exponentially. This again says more about those who come up with so many new ways to misjudge and psychopathologize other human beings than it does about those being judged. It also indicates a growing pathology within a sick culture that is so focused on branding others as less than so called normal, which doesn’t even exist in actual human form since it’s a mere statistical construct. Yet this is the expected outcome when a sick and broken political and economic system rotting and decaying morally from within merges with a sick and broken mental health system that keeps conjuring up such an extremely twisted and warped lens by which to judge other humans. If it weren’t so potentially damaging and sinister, it would readily be thoroughly laughable.

Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now concentrates on his writing and has a blog site at http://empireexposed.blogspot. com/.

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MessagePosté le: Jeu 26 Fév - 02:28 (2015)    Sujet du message: MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CAN HELP YOUR BRAIN HANDLE STRESS Répondre en citant

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Posted by Beth Schwinn, DCoE Public Affairs on February 25, 2015


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This is the first in a series of posts on mindfulness meditation. Future posts will feature mindfulness meditation techniques and how the practice can help treat various health concerns.

After two tours of duty in Iraq, Michael (not his real name) struggled with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild depression. A psychiatrist prescribed the 32-year-old service member medication and exposure therapy and saw him every two weeks.

The therapy helped, but after a year Michael had trouble keeping up with the visits. He didn’t want to backslide; was there something he could do at home? Actually, there is: mindfulness meditation.

While the term mindfulness trends in many health-related news outlets, this article is about mindfulness meditation – a popular form of meditation that helps treat various psychological health concerns. And it has clinical evidence to show that it’s effective.

What exactly is mindfulness meditation?

Mindfulness meditation is the nonjudgmental awareness of the thoughts and feelings drifting through one’s mind. The goal of a mindfulness program is to help people improve their well-being and learn to better regulate their emotions. Instead of dwelling on negative feelings, people learn to experience these feelings as momentary impulses that will pass.

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Pictures of the human brain before and after a course in mindfulness meditation show significant changes in its activity, according to Dr. Marina A. Khusid, chief of integrative medicine for the Deployment Clinical Health Center. Mindfulness meditation appears to make the amygdala — the part of the brain that controls memories associated with traumatic events — less active, and the prefrontal cortex — the part that involves decision-making and social behavior — more active, she said.

“The amygdala is activated during fear. The prefrontal cortex sends signals to inhibit this reaction when there’s nothing to fear,” Khusid explained.

In patients who abuse drugs or alcohol, or have PTSD, the amygdala isn’t properly deactivated, she said. Mindfulness meditation increases the speed and connectivity of the prefrontal cortex to the amygdala.

Studies look promising

Also, a number of research studies indicate that mindfulness meditation, alone or in conjunction with medication or therapy, reduces symptoms of depression, substance abuse disorder, chronic pain and PTSD. It also reduces depression relapse rate and the amount of substance use, she said. Although more clinical trials are needed to confirm the findings for PTSD, she added, early studies are very promising.

“The reason it’s so impressive is that very few interventions are so broad spectrum,” Khusid said. “Also, [mindfulness meditation] is free and portable.”

Although there are dozens of recommendations for adding mindfulness to one’s day or practicing meditation, those that were clinically shown to be effective are certain six- to eight-week programs led by a certified teacher. We plan to highlight particular types of mindfulness meditation and their value for specific psychological health concerns in future posts.

Subscribe to the DCoE Blog for future articles on mindfulness meditation and other topics related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury.

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L'ANTICONFORMISME ET LE FRANC-PARLER CONSIDERES COMME DES MALADIES MENTALES

25 janvier 2015



  Est-ce que l'anticonformisme et le franc-parler sont une maladie mentale ? Selon la dernière édition du DSM-V(Manuel diagnostique et statistique des troubles mentaux) oui.

Ce manuel identifie une nouvelle maladie mentale appelée « trouble oppositionnel avec provocation » ou TOP. Cette maladie est définie comme un « schéma continu de désobéissance, d’hostilité et de provocation » et les symptômes incluent la remise en question de l’autorité, la négativité, la défiance, la contradiction, et le fait d’être facilement agacé.

Le DSM-V est le manuel utilisé par les psychiatres pour diagnostiquer les maladies mentales, et à chaque nouvelle édition, il y a des dizaines de ces nouvelles maladies. Sommes-nous en train de devenir de plus en plus malades ? Est-ce qu’il devient plus difficile d’être en bonne santé mentale ? Les auteurs du DSM-V déclarent que c’est parce qu’ils sont plus à même d’identifier ces maladies aujourd’hui.

Les nouvelles maladies mentales identifiées par le DSM-V incluent l’arrogance, le narcissisme, la créativité supérieure à la moyenne, le cynisme, et le comportement antisocial. Ce que nous appelions des traits de personnalité autrefois sont désormais des maladies mentales. Et il existe des traitements.

Au cours des 50 dernières années, le DSM-V est passé de 130 à 357 de ces maladies. La majorité de ces maladies frappent les enfants. Bien que ce manuel soit un outil de diagnostic important pour l’industrie psychiatrique, il a également été responsable des changements sociaux. L’augmentation des TOP, des troubles bipolaires et des dépressions chez les enfants a été en grande partie à cause du manuel qui identifie certains comportements comme des symptômes. Un article du Washington Post a fait remarquer que, si Mozart était né aujourd’hui, il serait diagnostiqué avec un TOP et il serait médicamenté jusqu’à ce qu’il redevienne normal.

Selon le DSM-V, les adultes peuvent souffrir des mêmes maladies que les enfants. Cela devrait donner une raison de s’inquiéter aux libres penseurs. L’Union Soviétique utilisait de nouvelles maladies mentales pour les répressions politiques. Les gens qui n’acceptaient pas les convictions du Parti communiste développaient une nouvelle forme de schizophrénie. Ils souffraient du délire de croire que le communisme n’était pas une bonne chose. Ils ont été isolés, médicamentés de force et ont subi une thérapie répressive pour les ramener à la raison.

Lorsque la dernière édition du DSM-V a été publiée, l’identification de symptômes de diverses maladies mentales chez les enfants a entraîné une augmentation significative de la médication des enfants. Certains États ont même des lois qui permettent aux agences de protection de soigner de force, et ont même rendu le refus de prendre des médicaments passible d’amende ou d’emprisonnement. Cela donne un image effrayante à tous ceux qui sont non-conformistes.  Bien que les auteurs de ce manuel affirment ne pas avoir d’arrière-pensées, qualifier la libre-pensée et la non-conformité de maladie mentale est une bombe à retardement d’abus en tout genre. Cela peut facilement devenir une arme dans l’arsenal d’un État répressif.

Source : Metatv.org   
 
Ne manquez pas non plus de visionner la vidéo suivante qui fait tout à fait le lien avec ce qui a été exposé ci-dessus:



VIDEO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QofjRBdRKIs
 
Ben voyons, pourquoi se gêner finalement de rajouter des troubles psychiatriques inventés de toutes pièces sur l'anticonformisme puisque la contestation va croissante dans tous les domaines et que l’establishment idéologue n’aime pas beaucoup la contradiction (c’est le moins que l’on puisse dire) ? Et l’éthique dans tout ça ? Une fois encore, les médecins auront un rôle d’exécutants, de robots qui appliquent des grilles d’interprétation arrêtées en amont par un vrai faux consensus des pairs…

Si on prend le cas concret du Dr Moulden qui était arrivé, sur base de travaux scientifiques rigoureux, à la conclusion que les vaccins sont la cause des dommages les plus graves que l'humanité se soit jamais infligés à elle-même au cours de toute son histoire, on remarquera, outre les circonstances pour le moins suspectes de son décès qu'il avait été sommé par les officiels de signer une déclaration selon laquelle il était fou pour avoir le droit de retourner à sa pratique professionnelle au contact de patients (qui n'avaient ainsi pas le droit d'être mis au courant). N'ayant aucun argument de fond et aucune science pour sous-tendre la vaccination, les officiels n'ont plus que l'intimidation et les attaques ou injures personnelles (regardez encore avec le Dr Sherry Tempenny, c'est tout à fait ce qui se passe puisque les officiels australiens lui refusent le visa alors qu'elle devait venir faire des conférences dans ce pays sur les risques vaccinaux exorbitants)...les officiels n'ont plus que la censure, la peur, la calomnie et le simplisme mais ils n'ont toutefois jamais avec eux la science ou l'audace du débat...c'est là une véritable bombe à retardement qui ne pourra plus tenir indéfiniment!

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TEACH YOURSELF TO MEDITATE MINDFULLY

Posted by Beth Schwinn, DCoE Public Affairs on March 18, 2015


Army Col. Michael Brumage leads a mindfulness meditation session at Camp Zama in Zama, Japan. (U.S. Army photo by Jana York, Public Health Command Region Pacific)

This is the second article in a series on the practice of mindfulness. The series focuses on programs and therapies proven to help improve psychological health and overall well-being.

Mindfulness meditation is a popular form of meditation that helps treat various psychological health concerns – and it has clinical evidence to show that it works. Although there are many programs led by certified instructors to teach you mindfulness meditation, you can also try the practice on your own.

Follow these simple instructions for mindfulness meditation:
  1. Choose a time of day when you are the most awake and alert. Sit upright on the floor or a chair, keeping the spine straight and maintaining a relaxed but erect posture so you do not get drowsy. Depending on your comfort, you can keep your eyes open or closed during this practice.
  2. Now focus on your breathing, on the sensations it triggers throughout your body. Notice how your abdomen moves with each inhalation and exhalation.
  3. Pay attention to the feelings in the tip of your nose, noticing the different sensations that arise with each breath.
  4. When you notice that you have been distracted by unrelated thoughts or feelings that have arisen, simply return your focus to your breathing.
  5. Try this for five to 10 minutes at a sitting, once or twice a day. As you feel more comfortable, you can increase the length of your practice sessions.
Read the DCoE Blog post on mindfulness meditation to learn more about the practice. The Waisman Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison offers additional resources on mindfulness, to include resources for service members and veterans.

Instructions from “The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Can Change Them,” by Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., and Sharon Begley, are reprinted with permission.

http://www.dcoe.mil/blog/15-03-18/Teach_Yourself_to_Meditate_Mindfully.aspx


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This week the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments that might challenge restrictions on the death penalty, with a specific focus on whether someone with a mental handicap can be put to death, or whether it is a violation of their constitutional rights. Anya Parampil takes a look at the case from the Supreme Court.



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