How We Create Psychological Disorders In Our Adults


How We Create Psychological Disorders In Our Adults.

(The following is an update of a blog that I originally wrote on 11/22/09)

So, how do we create psychological disorders in our adults?

We create psychological disorders in adults by creating them in children. We look the other way as children and teens are continually damaged while they grow to adults, most carrying their totally unnecessary and environmentally inflicted psychological problems with them. 

Charlie Manson once warned, and I paraphrase: These children who come at you with knives, I didn’t teach them, you did…they are your children!

Yes, the truth can come from bizarre places.

The facts are that we allow hundreds of thousands of whoever ends-up making America’s babies, to create the damaging conditions under which infants, children, and adolescents must live and suffer for at least 18 years or more. The damage is done during most formative years of these children’s and teens lives.

What most do not appreciate is that we allow parents, care-takers, and others to do damaging things, often irreparably damaging things, to precious helpless children and teens…long after we identify that they are being severely damaged.  The damaging parents (step parents, parent’s boyfriends or girlfriends, other family members, friends or acquaintances) are allowed to continue to do things. As a result these children can be psychologically harmed for life, injured, killed, or even motivate to kill others. 

All of this now should be painfully clear to all.

In the midst of  ongoing and massively publicized abuse, neglect, rape, and murder of our children; as well as murder of others by our children and teens, we still do not powerfully and effectively intervene to save them and prevent the ongoing resulting human ruination and carnage.

Some might assert that we are intervening and doing all that we reasonably can. But this is not true.

I know it is not true because, as a practicing psychologist I am a sad part of the system that is failing miserably. I have often called the Child Protective Services branch of our Welfare System to report negligent, drug or alcohol-addicted, emotional or physically abusing parents (married, divorced, or never-married)… only to see nothing done, or if something is done, it is too often fails, in a too-little-to-late attempt.

I have made recommendations to courts when divorced, or never-married fathers and mothers, one or both, are warring against the other. They frequently do this by childishly and hatefully propagandizing their children against the other parent. The frequently take their anger out on their children, or step children .This often goes on, one court appearance after another, over years of time; precious years of damaged child development with no resolution to help the children.

Based upon 36 years as a professor of psychology and 40 years of private practice experience and judgment, I have referred very seriously disturbed children and adolescents to inpatient treatment programs only to see many of them turned away because “they do not need that level of treatment”. In decades past, this almost never happened.

When things like these do not make sense, I have learned to attribute the failures to short-sighted increasingly liberal permissive policies and the greater value of parents rights and a disregard of the rights of our children in the court system.

I have also learned to follow the money/insurance…or lack of it, when it comes to mental health services.

I have concluded that all of these and other increasing social and political problems are a reflection of America’s unrelenting cultural decline. This decline is caused by a confluence of many damaging evolutions that are too numerous to catalog here. However, not the least of these many is a general decline in the quality of America’s families as well as religious influences in churches, homes, the media and society at large.

At 75 years of age, watching all of these systemic failures of voting citizens, government, agencies, churches, parents and the media to protect America’s children from psychological harm is very painful. It is the most difficult part of my life.

Some would accuse me of idly complaining about these problems while I do not offer any solutions.

However, I am doing all that I know how to do.

I am just one voice doing my best to define America’s massive child-rearing and acculturation problems. In other writings I have attempted to illustrate and explain these problems and their causes. I have done all of this hoping that finally, our society will develop the courage and dedication necessary to intervene early and forcefully to protect our precious children from the harmful outcomes we horrify most everyone now. 

Wake-up America!

Sadly, if we fail to save our children, we fail to save ourselves and there is much more suffering to come.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., Health Services Provider in Psychology,   2/16/18

 

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One Response to “How We Create Psychological Disorders In Our Adults”

  1. epoxy floors Says:

    Thank you so much for the great article, it was fluent and to the point. Cheers.

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