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Falsely accused father of sexually abusing his children speaks out in interview

Read the full story and get the details of the absurd accusations of two children likely coached by an adult. This post includes a video of the interview. Excerpts below.

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Dad falsely accused of ‘satanic’ abuse speaks of ordeal

Rush Limbaugh calls Sybil & the Diagnosis of Multiple Personality a Hoax Designed by Liberals

Reblogged from Patriot Action Network http://patriotaction.net/profiles/blogs/rush-cybill-multiple-personality-movie-and-medical-disorder-all-a

Just for the record, the name of the movie, book, and protagonist is spelled SYBIL.

Television and radio personality Rush Limbaugh, is infamous for bashing everything not representative of the Republican Party’s point of view in America and a proponent of the Religious Right is wildly & obnoxiously opinionated and paid millions of dollars annually to inflame emotions. Limbaugh often subscribes to hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and other such questionable information that he offers his followers as fact.

Maybe Rush got some of it right this time.

Transcript that likely prompted the blog post by Larry Holland http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2011/10/17/sybil_was_hoax_that_became_accepted_science_sound_familiar

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RUSH: Cybill [sic]; Multiple Personality Movie and Medical Disorder – ALL A HOAX!

Rush Limbaugh reported yesterday on his radio show that the movie ‘Cybill’ about multiple personality disorder has been exposed as a hoax!

The New York Post ran a story by a liberal journalist stating that the person Cybill [sic] is an actual person and she stated that the multiple disorder claim was all made up, that she does not have such a disorder and that it basically is a hoax made up between a movie director and psychiatrists.

Rush further explained that shortly after the movie had ran, the medical community made multiple personality disorder a medical condition and since that time (in the late 70’s/early 80’s) there have been over 40,000 people treated for this supposed disorder.

This is not to mention all of the murderers that have been found not guilty of this fake disease and sentenced to short years in a mental institute or the billions spent on needless medication and hospital stays.  Rush went on to ask, “does all of this sound familiar?”

A few liberals get together and make up a hoax and then force it on us so they can gain notoriety and money (global warming hoax)!

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Emerging Science Shows Evidence that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is also a Learning Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), initially called Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), has little credible science showing the disorder actually exists beyond individuals (and their therapists) believing in it.

People who allege they suffer from multiple personalities, or alter selves, use scant neuroimaging studies to prove the psychiatric condition is real. They claim different personalities can be seen in the brain when the suffer changes to different personality states. Studies debunking that conclusion show that intentionally changing ones thoughts can also change brain images are ignored in favor of the multiple personality model.

Although neuroimaging tests repeatedly debunk the Dissociative Identity Disorder model, the DID community is not swayed to question results of studies supporting it. It’s unfortunate when therapists and their clients ignore scientific evidence in favor of belief systems – but they have a right to toss out science if they so choose.

The study below shows new evidence that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is both an anxiety disorder and a learning disorder.

I offer this study because professionals diagnosing Dissociative Identity Disorder use trauma as evidence that an abusive past likely occurred whether or not the trauma is actually known to the sufferer or believed to be buried deep in the psyche and, therefore, unknown.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is often used attached to the DID diagnosis. If indeed, patients are incapacitated not only with anxiety from childhood sexual trauma but also a learning disability, how does that knowledge impact theories of multiple personalities and Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative Identity Disorder hinges in part on the belief that severe impairment in adulthood is linked to a physically and/or mentally abusive childhood. Will emerging research indicating that learning disabilities also occur in patients suffering from PTSD add to the disability seen in DID patients? I contend it will.

If science indicates Post Traumatic Stress Disorder sufferers are also learning disabled, the psychiatric disability net that snares individuals into the multiple personality diagnosis widens and will rein in more unsuspecting patients.

Attaching learning disabilities to the Dissociative Identity Disorder diagnosis will enable clinicians to bill insurance companies for compensation using PTSD. I suspect that few clinicians report DID as the primary diagnostic disorder on insurance claim forms – instead, PTSD, anxiety, depression, Bipolar DisorderBorderline Personality Disorder and other psychiatric categories are used because insurance companies are not allowing multiple personalities or DID to be compensated as they did in the 1980s before the disorder was debunked and shown to have caused grave harm to some patients.

I suspect the diagnosis of Learning Disorders via PTSD will increase in the near future as therapists attach it to Dissociative Disorders to gain credibility and monetary compensation for services rendered.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder show a selective deficit in generalization of associative learning.

Levy-Gigi, Einat; Kéri, Szabolcs; Myers, Catherine E.; Lencovsky, Zvi; Sharvit-Benbaji, Hadas; Orr, Scott P.; Gilbertson, Mark W.; Servatius, Richard J.; Tsao, Jack W.; Gluck, Mark A.
Neuropsychology, Vol 26(6), Nov 2012, 758-767. doi: 10.1037/a0029361

Abstract

Objective: Drawing on two different populations, Israeli police and Hungarian civilians, the present study assessed the ability of individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to generalize previous learning to novel situations.

Past neuroimaging studies have demonstrated diminished medial temporal lobe (MTL) activation and/or reduced hippocampal volume in individuals with PTSD. Our earlier computational models of cortico-hippocampal function and subsequent experimental tests of these models in MTL-impaired clinical populations argue that even mild hippocampal dysfunction may result in subtle impairments in generalization.

Therefore, we predicted that individuals with PTSD would show impaired generalization. Method: We compared the performance of five groups from two countries, including 19 Israeli police with PTSD and 22 trauma-exposed police without PTSD, and 22 Hungarian civilians with PTSD, 25 trauma-exposed civilians without PTSD, and 25 individuals without PTSD unexposed to the same trauma. Participants were tested on a two-phase learning paradigm, the Acquired Equivalence Task, which measures the ability to generalize past learning to novel situations.

Results: We found that both PTSD and non-PTSD participants were capable of learning the initial stimulus-outcome associations, F(4, 108) = 1.79, p = .14. However, as predicted, only individuals with PTSD showed a selective deficit in generalization of this learning to novel situations (F(4, 108) = 8.35, p < .001, Partial η2 = 0.26). Conclusions: Individuals with PTSD show a selective impairment in generalization of past learning similar to other clinical populations with MTL/hippocampal dysfunction.

This is consistent with an emerging view of PTSD as being not only an anxiety disorder but also a learning disorder.

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45 Years of Psychotherapy Fails to Heal Psychiatrist with Multiple Personalities

Treatment for  multiple personalities is known to be long and arduous but I doubt few, if any, psychotherapists disclose the probable cost and duration of the treatment they sell. It is common for patients to be in treatment for decades and sometimes a lifetime.

Dissociative Identity Disorder, the formal diagnosis for those deemed to have multiple personalities, is a disorder that finds the patient’s personal life crumbling whereby making it difficult to take care of daily activities, jobs, and children.

How this psychiatrist managed to treat others while having such a debilitating condition himself makes me skeptical. Does this doctor really have typical symptoms of multiple personalities?  Did he offer psychotherapy that is up to the standard of care of other psychiatrists?

 

Meet Dr Jekyll

29 August, 2014 Amanda Davey

Published by: 6 Minutes of interesting stuff for doctors today

A South Australian psychiatrist practised for decades while suffering from dissociative identity disorder (DID), according to a case report in Australian Psychiatry (see link below).
The recently retired Dr S* underwent over 45 years of psychotherapy for the disorder and continues to see a private psychiatrist weekly.

Dr S says he regularly treated DID patients in his private practice while dealing with his own psychiatric illness.

 

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