The following was posted with permission from AbleChild.
Was Robert Card, the Maine Mass Killer misdiagnosed by Psychiatry? What is the cost of the vast, vast, vast control psychiatry has in every aspect of our society? We need that lengthy conversation on the “mental health” system. It appears the government refuses to have it and has heavily invested our taxpayer dollars into this subjective labeling and drugging system. Sign our petition to be heard.
According to a New York Times article, “Mr. Card worked every summer for years as an instructor at an Army hand grenade training range, where he was rocked by thousands of brain-jarring explosions.”
The fact that the Maine shooter, Robert Card, may have had a medical condition, something along the lines of a concussion, isn’t new information. This information was previously reported, and it appeared that officials and the media were quick to dismiss it, or not mention it at all. Officials moved onto the concealment of the treating psychiatrist and downplaying Card’s mental health which the public still has not been made aware of what exactly was Card’s psychiatric diagnosis and, equally important, what psychiatric drugs had Card been prescribed.
“This is incredible important for us to say, I find myself saying this on a regular basis, just because there appears to be a mental health nexus to this scenario, the vast, vast, vast majority of people, the vast majority of people with a mental health diagnosis will never hurt anybody, they won’t hurt themselves, and are not a danger to the community. Based on percentages alone, there are a bunch of folks in here that have a mental health diagnosis. I know law enforcement officers, that have a mental health diagnosis that doesn’t mean they are a danger to their community. We certainly have people who reach that crisis level where that does occur and we deal with those folks on a regular basis sometimes through involuntary, forcible commitments…right, and sometimes not, sometimes there are different levels of that mental health system, that’s a whole different conversation that can be quite lengthy, and I can tell you that law enforcement has been involved at this point for decades, and heavily involved the last 15 years or so.”
Also breaking, in unison, is the MSN.com story that the brain of the Maine murderer will be studied at Boston University in hopes of learning about any injury or trauma suffered during Card’s service in the Army reserves. A good investigative action to take. However, one has to wonder why Card wasn’t given these tests before the murderous attack. By all accounts by friends and family, something was definitely off with Card. MRI and X-ray scans provide valuable information, allowing medical professionals to visualize structural abnormalities and potential damage. Consider a scenario where an individual, experiencing cognitive and behavioral changes, undergoes psychiatric evaluation instead of receiving thorough neurological assessments, such as MRI and X-ray scans. This diversion may inadvertently overlook underlying brain abnormalities associated with concussions. Psychiatric assessments primarily focus on behaviors, potentially leading to the oversight of physiological factors contributing to cognitive dysfunction.
In addition, is it possible that Card, who was wearing hearing aids, due to the loss of hearing from repeated exposure to explosives, was shuffled off to psychiatry and placed on a cocktail of drugs that did nothing to address the brain injury? Did the cocktail of psychiatric drugs exacerbate Cards neurological problem? All good questions.
Again, this raises serious questions about the rush to accept psychiatric evaluations as opposed to considering the possibility of actual biological abnormalities, which Card certainly could have suffered given his Army training.