De-Manufacturing Consent- Psychiatry’s “Useful Fictions” & the Pathologizing of Dissent

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Dr. Bruce Levine

On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent Guillermo is joined by Dr. Bruce Levine, a practicing clinical psychologist and author of the book Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite. We discuss how elites in Psychiatry and Psychology have used the "chemical imbalance fiction" for what they consider to be the "greater good," and have kept the truth about mental illnesses like depression away from the public, while at the same time making billions for Big Pharma.

We discuss "oppositional defiant disorder" (ODD), and how anti-authoritarianism has been pathologized and young rebellious children are being forced to take antipsychotic medication. We also touch on the relationship between psychiatry, media, and politics, and how invented pathologies and prescription drugs can be used to target populations as social modes of control.

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  1. Consistently great content, Guillermo. Thanks.

  2. Great show Guillermo.  But it did leave me feeling a little ODD ;)

    I do think there is more to the idea that this is a broader population control issue.  Hand in hand with Common Core and cable news.  Nice to know there are good doctors out there who are speaking out.

  3. jmartin says:

    What a relief! Thank you.

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