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)Tricking targets into reporting the symptoms of mental illness
When a powerful person wants to get rid of someone he finds troublesome, credentialing
is a bloodless way to neutralize the target. The goal of credentialing is to manufacture evidence (or credentials) which show the target has something wrong with him. Corrupt or compliant authorities will get the message; society's machinery will do the rest.
If the target's enemy is his superior in an organization, discrediting him is a simple matter - the necessary records can be created by fiat. However, the target may not be in the orbit of the person threatened by him, or even if he is, the threat he represents may not go away after he's been smeared (as in the case of Jay Carciero). In these instances, it is necessary to use other methods to discredit the target.
Those methods include the deliberate portrayal of the targeted person as mentally ill. Indeed, it seems as if the game plan used against targets is a checklist of symptoms taken from the pages of psychiatric diagnostic manuals. Unwilling recipients of this kind of treatment find it especially infuriating that the left hand of the authorities determines what the symptoms of mental illness are, while the right hand torments them into complaining about those symptoms.
Let's examine what mental health professionals are looking for.Electronic harassment
If you're experiencing electronic harassment and being treated like you're crazy for talking about it, Kurt Schneider (d. 1967) is your nemesis. Schneider devised the “first-rank” symptoms (FRS). One exhibited FRS is sufficient for a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Three first-rank symptoms are thought broadcasting
, in which a patient reports hearing others' thoughts and/or being able to broadcast his own thoughts; somatic hallucination
, the experience of influences playing on the body (any mysterious sensations can be explained away as 'somatic hallucination'), and thought insertion
. These symptoms can all be created electronically.Stalking and harassment
A target's belief that someone is trying to harm him can be explained away as persecutory delusions.
 (Note that there can be delusional aspects to a target's testimony, even if he's absolutely correct about the big picture.)Persecutory delusions
According to official statistics, 11.5% of stalking reports turn out to be false, with 64% of those false reports being persecutory delusions, such as being monitored by a government agency. A target who isn't careful about how he makes his case (making accusations he can't back up, for example) should expect to become part of that statistic.Querulant delusions
are a subclass of persecutory delusion. Targets who unwittingly and repeatedly complain about minor (but psychologically significant) occurrences may be creating a paper trail of querulant complaints, to be used against them later.Delusional misidentification syndromes
People who look and dress like a target, or like significant others, may occasionally be dispatched to the target's area. Ill-considered reports or complaints will support a diagnosis of subjective double syndrome
, the delusion that a person has a double or Doppelgänger with the same appearance. If the report is of someone else's lookalike, the report can be treated as evidence of Fregoli syndrome
, in which different people are believed to be a single person who changes appearance or is in disguise.
What if a targeted individual reports that a significant other is behaving in a seemingly hostile manner (which might be "covert hostility" created by mind control technology)? Even if he doesn't make the leap to a persecutory delusion (stating the significant other is out to get him), there's a syndrome for that. Capgras syndrome
is a disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor. Postscript
Knowing what we know - and what the rest of the world will soon know - about the capabilities of mind-invasive technology, the psychiatric profession itself is in danger of being officially discredited. At a minimum, the way mental illness is diagnosed will have to change. An underlying physiological condition, as opposed to the unscientific opinion of an interviewer who may have a financial interest in a false diagnosis, should be demonstrable before applying the label of mental illness to a patient.
It's possible to get sidetracked in the pursuit of structural reforms. Thomas Szasz, while not disputing that organic conditions can alter a person's behavior or thought patterns, emphasizes that behavior itself is never a disease, saying "The classification of (mis)behavior as illness provides an ideological justification for state-sponsored social control." Szasz' position is superficially favorable to targets, but doesn't address the ill effects of negative credentialing, which have a much broader scope than unwanted psychiatric interventions.
Negative credentialing creates a paper trail that journalists can dutifully report on after a target gets into the news, satisfying most onlookers' curiosity. The entire process has to be exposed, and corrupt actors (including journalists and psychiatrists) need to be discredited themselves, to extract targets caught in this trap.
 For example, Russ Tice, an NSA whistleblower, was given psychiatric evaluations by order of his employer. The evaluations conveniently ruled he was "mentally unbalanced". See http://www.slate.com/id/2134398
("Why NSA whistle-blower Russ Tice may be right"); Slate, 1/17/2006.
("What is it about whistle-blowing that drives people crazy?")
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("Electronic mind control's capabilities")
 Andreasen, Nancy C. (1984). "Scale for the assessment of positive symptoms"; The Movement Disorder Society.
("Unreliable perceptions will work in targets' favor")
 Brown, Seth A. (2008). "Reality of Persecutory Beliefs: The Base Rate Information for Clinicians"; Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry.
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("Totally undetectable mind control: subliminal messaging, explained")
 Psychiatrists have a set of fixed beliefs - called an ideé fixeé
by psychologists - about the targeted individuals they misdiagnose. Ironically, these beliefs may be delusional in nature.
 Carole Smith. "On the Need for New Criteria of Diagnosis of Psychosis in the Light of Mind Invasive Technology"; Journal of Psycho-Social Studies, Vol 2 (2) 2003.
 "Lawsuits Say Pharma Illegally Paid Doctors to Push Their Drugs"; Pro Publica, 10/18/2010.
 "Curing the Therapeutic State: Thomas Szasz interviewed by Jacob Sullum"; Reason, July 2000 issue.