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A Mental Health Declaration of Independence

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by leela, May 25, 2013.

  1. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Yeah... THIS is all too apparent, and all too disgusting:

    “69% of the DSM-5 task force members report having ties to the pharmaceutical industry.” The corruption of the APA by Big Pharma is nothing new. On July 12, 2008, the New York Times reported the following about APA “In 2006, the latest year for which numbers are available, the drug industry accounted for about 30 percent of the association’s $62.5 million in financing.” Congressional investigators in 2008 also discovered that then president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association (Alan Schatzberg of Stanford University) had $4.8 million stock holdings in a drug development company."

    "As I detailed in 2008 in “Psycho-Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex,” there has been a revolving-door of employment between giant pharmaceutical corporations and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). This makes it easier for Big Pharma to create and corrupt psychiatry “thought leaders.”
     
  3. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Another article along the same lines: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allen-frances/jon-ronson-ted-talk_b_2978686.html

    Where Have All the Normals Gone?

    "Grief is now Major Depressive Disorder; medical illness is Somatic Symptom Disorder; everyday worries are Generalized Anxiety Disorder; the forgetting of old age is Mild Neurocognitive Disorder; being geeky smart makes you an Aspie; gorging is Binge Eating Disorder; having temper tantrums is Childhood Bipolar Disorder; and all of us have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)."


    And there is, or will soon be, an expensive addictive pill for any or all of these.
     
  4. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    I am sure in time, being 'normal' will be a major psychiatric disorder requiring an expensive addictive pill. :D
     
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  5. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Good point, Kina
     

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