If there’s one thing the medical establishment loves to do, it’s invent new diseases. There’s no downside: they can create and sell more medicines, and if they don’t “work,” there’s no problem, because the symptoms didn’t exist anyway. Win-win!
Here are the five most egregious examples of current fake diseases. If your doctor claims you have one of these, steer clear, file a complaint, and choose a new one.
Fybromyalgia is the name given to a syndrome consisting of vague pain basically anywhere in the body. It is usually diagnosed in old people whose bodies are predictably deteriorating anyway. Fortunately, doctors have been backing off this one a bit, saying the cause might be psychosomatic, but read between the lines: it just doesn’t exist.
2.) Asperger Syndrome
Asperger Syndrome is shrinkspeak for being incredibly off-putting and insensitive. Nobody wants to be the one to break that fact to a kid’s parents, so the medical establishment created the Asperger diagnosis and attendant therapies both to prevent that hard conversation and to fatten their wallets.
3.) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Are you tired after a long day of work? Of playing video games? Of playing with your children? Ask anyone with an M.D. after their name, and you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or in layman’s terms, you’re “a normal person who happens to have things going on and are more or less tired as a result.”
4.) Attention Deficit Disorder
If your child is bored at school and finds it difficult to finish routine, unstimulating tasks, they don’t have a terrible work ethic–they have ADD. Like Asperger Syndrome, this is one of those diagnoses that came about as a result of demand from bad parents across the globe who wanted to assign an external cause for their child’s deficiencies. Since unplugging your TV is a step no parent seems willing to take, and in any event doesn’t make money for Big Pharma, enter Attention Deficit Disorder.
5.) Antisocial Personality Disorder
One of the main diagnostic criteria for APD is that the subject commits crimes. As a result, all criminals can be said to have Antisocial Personality Disorder, which is in turn supposed to make us all sorry for them and wish they were in hospitals instead of jail where they belong. The mere existence of this sham diagnosis unfortunately makes prosecuting and thoroughly punishing dangerous criminals extremely difficult.