John MacArthur Under Fire for Questioning Mental Health Diagnosis: ‘There’s no such thing as PTSD’

(Protestia) Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church has come under fire for comments he made questioning the mental health diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), suggesting that at least in the latter, it is being clinically defined and pushed to give Big Pharma an excuse to make money off medicating for it.

I was reading a book, an interesting book, called A Profession Without Reason. It’s a book that shows basically- this is pretty shocking to some of you- that psychiatry and psychology is finally admitting the noble lies that they’ve been telling for the last hundred years. And the major noble lie is there is such a thing as mental illness.

Now this isn’t new. You have Thomas Szasz back in the 1950s writing a book (who was a psychiatrist) on the myth of mental illness. There’s no such thing as PTSD, there’s no such thing as OCD, there’s no such thing as ADHD. Those are noble lies to basically give the excuse to, in the end of the day, to medicate people. And Big Pharma is in charge of a lot of that. View article →



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