Science is based on facts, on things that are real and can be observed and documented. Isaac Newton observed an apple falling from a tree and worked out the concept of gravity by repeating the same thing and getting the same result over and over. Gravity is a fact.

A scientific fact is one that has been tested and found to be true and that others can duplicate to get the same result. Facts learned about the body are the basis for medical procedures that can help heal people. For example, if a brain tumor has shown up in a scan, a trained and experienced brain surgeon can locate and remove the tumor, thus likely saving the patient’s life.

Psychiatrists and psychologists talk about mental diseases and disorders as though they are like tumors that really exist and can be located somewhere in the brain. In fact, those people have compiled lists totaling 374 mental disorders that they’ve included in their psychiatric manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). One of those disorders they label the “mathematics disorder”. If that means that someone who doesn’t like mathematics has a mental disorder, then a whole lot of us have that one!

The real problem, though, is that if you were to ask a psychiatrist or a psychologist to show where in the brain that disorder is located so it could be removed, they could not tell you. There is no actual place in the brain, or in any other part of the body, where any of those 374 mental disorders are located. That’s an established fact.

In 2004, psychologist John Read, a senior lecturer at Auckland University in New Zealand, exposed the “scientifically meaningless” labels that make up those lists in the DSM. He said that

“Making lists of behaviors, applying medical-sounding labels to people who engage in them, then using the presence of those behaviors to prove they have the illness in question is scientifically meaningless. It tells us nothing about causes or solutions. It does, however, create the reassuring feeling that something medical is going on.”

Countless unsuspecting people have been fooled into thinking something medical has been going on all this time. But it hasn’t, because there are no actual, observable, scientifically proven mental diseases. It’s all opinion. The saying that “the emperor has no clothes” could just as easily apply to the psychiatrist, who has no science behind his diagnosis, only medical-sounding labels that do not help anyone but instead can lead to tremendous harm.