Stephen Fry’s brain is normal. He doesn’t take psych meds. Yes, there is a connection there. If he did take psychotropic medications for his mood disorder the brain scan would most likely show brain damage.
Then, of course, he’d be told that it was “from his mental illness“. Related post: There Are No Abnormalities in a Mentally Ill Person’s Brain.
In the excellent documentary film “The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive” he shares his experience having a mental breakdown as an adult and suffering from suicidal depression.
Thankfully instead of successfully ending his life, he was hospitalized and successfully treated.
It was during this hospitalization he shares that he was given one of the new bipolar spectrum ‘bipolar lite’ diagnoses. I think he says ‘soft bipolar‘ in the film. And he shares that he does not take psychotropic medications.
During the film he also talks about being grateful (something like that) that he was not drugged as a child, that it most likely would have affected his functioning and he most likely would not have had the opportunities he has had.Diagnosing a Child Bipolar Only Makes Their Life More Difficult. Children Have Died From Psych Meds. Click To Tweet
The successful life he has been fortunate to have lived and is living. To get to use his talent and genius to entertain millions, myself included. Who doesn’t love Stephen Fry? My guess is next to no one.
To me he has the same appeal as the now deceased Robin Williams. Brilliant, hard-working with a heart of gold.
But we can also ask when he would have been given ECT. Would he have successfully committed suicide at some point like so many kids do who have been put on these drugs?
Those are things Stephen Fry should be publically talking about too. Not just glamorizing himself and a psychiatric label. Not using it to account for all experiences of his life that may not have been hunky dory.
It’s ridiculous when you really think about it. But makes for great drama. Who doesn’t love drama?
There’s no such thing as an identifiable chemical imbalance in a kid or adults brain. But there is such a thing as life, hardship, suffering. Illness. Eventual death.
He Supports The Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder In Children
Stephen Fry is an advocate for the diagnosing of bipolar in children. And guess what the main purpose of that is? To then drug the child.
He talks about his childhood in the film and relates many of the ‘undesirable’ parts to his bipolar diagnosis. He believes he was a bipolar kid and that caused him to steal, feel rage, etc.
It works great as an excuse for maybe a difficult childhood or from having suffered from adverse circumstances. What about actual abuse? Was he emotionally neglected (he attended a boarding school)?
Highly-gifted and just frustrated with life in general? Angry he wasn’t being acknowledged and supported?
Was he ever physically or sexually abused? That would cause rage. Don’t you think?
He is a gay man. They call them ‘puffs’ in England – that cracks me up. Would those issues and having to come to terms with it as a child and in adolescence be a part of what caused his struggles and deviant behavior?
But it’s so much easier to blame it on a fantasy childhood illness and diagnosis – isn’t it? Cleaner, makes everyone feel better.
Rage in Children Is Not Bipolar Disorder
One thing that he relates to this ‘childhood bipolar’ nonsense is feelings of rage. Lots of kids experience feelings of rage – many of them are being abused.
That’s not bipolar disorder. That’s a healthy, normal reaction to difficult circumstances.
What about kids that are living in poverty and not getting adequate nutrition?
Many of these kids are highly sensitive. Many may have very real physical illness issues. But so much easier to say they are ‘bipolar’ and make some cash off drugging them.
Much harder to have to search for the cause of their physical-emotional-mental distress. To actually help them. To change their diet. Move them out of a school system that is causing them to rebel.
To take the time to talk to them, find activities they can participate in. Things to help them feel good and develop their unique talents and gifts. Like Stephen Fry was able to.
Why bother when we can use the fantasy they have ‘childhood bipolar’ to account for everything?
I Don’t Think Stephen Fry Understands The Reality of Psychotropic Medications
There are kids interviewed in the film and one of them gets angry, sent home to then be pharmacuetically lobotomized by his mother.
They show the multiple drugs her kids take. Then she talks about them crashing, sleeping the whole afternoon or something like that.
Jesus F’ing C. What the hell do you think these medications are doing to these children?
Is the film crew now going to follow these two victimized boys for the next 5-10 years? Is Stephen Fry?
When one of the kids drops dead with sudden caridac arrest will they do a follow-up program about the reality of these medications? And possibly help Stephen to understand the reality of these medications and the harm they cause?
He’s glad he wasn’t drugged as a kid. I am too. I’m glad I wasn’t and that Stephen Fry wasn’t. So why does he support the drugging of other children? He needs to educate himself.
He is advocating for harm, however good intentioned he thinks he is being.
Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis in Kids Only Makes Their Life Circumstances More Difficult
Here’s some info Stephen Fry needs to read, learn and understand i.e. the thousands of children who have been murdered by psychiatric medications: PAPA – Amazing Parents Fighting for All of Our Kids.
Up to 19,000 children dead from psychiatric medications and it goes unreported and unacknowledged by the medical community. Hidden from public scrutiny to avoid having to take responsibility. Avoid legal repurcussions.
And Stephen Fry wants to support the drugging of more kids. Really?
I think he just is clueless to the reality of these medications. And once they get that label – what the whole purpose of labeling them is actually about – they will be drugged.
Stephen has been taken for a ride on the new ‘bipolar spectrum’ train that is now accounting for just about every unwanted mood and behavior on the planet. And maybe thinks he is performing some public service marketing childhood bipolar for Big Pharma.
He’s not. It needs to stop. He’s a beautiful human being who just does not understand the science or the damage these meds cause. Not to mention stigmitizing these children for life. Ruining many of the opportunities they may have been given.
And he clearly doesn’t understand the multitude of other interventions that could be taken that might actually help these kids. Because if he did, I believe that is what he would be advocating for.