The next 'Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' (DSM-V), in spite of the failure of its predecessor, will classify everything from a child's one-time temper tantrum to an adult's having one bad day at work as 'red flags', prompting psychiatric evaluation that would label these and other normal human emotions as MENTAL ILLNESS! From that, millions will be at risk of being placed on oceans of chemicals to alter their brains forever.
NO, this is NOT a joke!
The chairman of the task force that created the current DSM-IV made a bold statement in the Los Angeles Times that slams the psychiatric community, in general.
Allen Frances is professor emeritus and former chairman of the department of psychiatry at Duke University.
Francis now admits DSM-IV was a huge mistake that has resulted in the mass over-diagnosis of people who are actually quite normal!
<<The "psychosis risk syndrome" would use the
presence of strange thinking to predict who would later have a
full-blown psychotic episode. But the prediction would be wrong at least
three or four times for every time it is correct -- and many
misidentified teenagers would receive medications that can cause
enormous weight gain, diabetes and shortened life expectancy.>>
Defining the elusive line between mental disorder and normality is not
simply a scientific question that can be left in the hands of the
[so-called] experts. The scientific literature is usually limited, never easy to
generalize to the real world and always subject to differing
Our friend, Mike Adams, on his Natural News site laments:
<<The only way to be "normal" when being observed or "diagnosed" by a
psychiatrist -- a process that is entirely subjective and completely
devoid of anything resembling actual science -- is to exhibit absolutely no emotions or behavior whatsoever.
person in a coma is a "normal" person, according to the DSM, because
they don't exhibit any symptoms that might indicate the presence of
those God-awful things called emotions or behavior.
person in a grave is also "normal" according to psychiatry, mostly
because dead people do not qualify for Medicare reimbursement and
therefore aren't worth diagnosing or medicating. (But if Medicare did
cover deceased patients, then by God you'd see psychiatrists lining up
at all the cemeteries to medicate corpses!)
It's all a cruel, complete hoax. Psychiatry should be utterly abolished right now and all children being put on mind-altering drugs should be taken off of them and given good nutrition instead.>>