In my opinion has been stating the facts that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) does not want you to know, because it exposes the fraud that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DMS) is nothing but a bunch of made up and voted upon conditions or “labels”, and none are actual proven diseases, that are not scientific or in medical fact, which in fact it is nothing, but the one biggest and quackery fraud of the medical profession. They even have a code if you do not buy into their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DMS) of voted upon “conditions” or “labels”, it is called “V15.81 Noncompliance with treatment” it means you are mentally ill if you do not go for their treatment which always means Psychotropic drugs, you must admit they covered everything to get you on Psychotropic drugs .
Please go and sign the petition medical science should be the method used to diganose a patient not a subjective book of labels, that not one condiction has ever been proven, since the DSM was first introduced.
This is a fact that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) does not want you to know, because it exposes the fraud that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DMS) is nothing but a bunch of made up and voted upon conditions or “labels”, and none are actual proven diseases, that are not scientific or in medical fact, which in fact it is nothing, but the one biggest and quackery fraud of the medical profession.
Diagnostic & Statistical Manual
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DMS) is also a made up name because the one thing it does not contain is any scientific statistical medical data of any sort the word “statistical” was only put in the name to make it sounds like the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DMS) was based on medical science, but this is far from the truth, it is only a list of suggested (made up from thin air) and voted upon conditions or “labels”, with a number code next to it which have no basis in true medical science and cannot be proven by any medical test (with a blood test, x ray, urine test, biopsy etc.) known in modern medical science today. This list of voted upon “disorders” or “labels” first appeared in 1952 with only 112 “disorders” it has since had more suggest and voted upon “disorders” now it contains to the present version of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DMS) contains 374 “disorders” or “Labels”, and none are actual proven diseases, all so they can prescribe Psychotropic drugs.
- See our other article: Unholy Alliance between Psychiatrists and Psychotropic Drug Makers: 36,000 Deaths a Year?
- See the Forbes Article: How Medicalizing Grief Turns Into Dollars
Read these white papers (click on the titles to open then):
- Psychiatry’s Diagnostic System: A Manual for Selling Drugs
- The Chemical Imbalance Lie: Marketing Disorders to Sell Drugs
- Psychiatry’s Massive Fraud
- DOCTORS’ OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNMENTS
This is part one of a riveting 10-part documentary containing more than 175 interviews with lawyers, mental health experts, the families of victims and the survivors themselves. The video is 1:18 minuites long.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) makes 65 million on the publication of this Manual of made up and fraudulent voted upon conditions or labels each year.
- Dr. Mercola’s Comments:
- Source Dr. Mercola
Psychotropic drugs is a story of big money. These drugs fuel a $330-billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure — and now kill an estimated 36,000 people every year, with the death toll still rising.
Normal Life Challenges are Now Medical Conditions
At the crux of the problem is the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), and its slew of newly created diseases that are dubbed in need of medical treatment(i.e. drugs).The central dilemma is that many of the “disorders” could apply to nearly any one of us at one time or another.
- Do you drink coffee and then have trouble sleeping? It’s “Caffeine-Induced Sleep Disorder.”
- Are you sometimes shy? You may have “Social Phobia.”
- Are you wondering about deeper things, such as the meaning of life? Then you’ve got a “Religious or Spiritual Problem.”
- Do you argue with your brother or sister? Then it’s “Sibling Relational Problem.” With your spouse? That one’s “Partner Relational Problem.”
Your kids likely fall under some of the categories in this massive tome as well.
- Does your child argue with adults, lose his temper, or annoy people? He has “Oppositional Defiant Disorder.”
- If your child has trouble with math, he can be diagnosed with “Mathematics Disorder.”
- Or if you or your teenager is uncertain about what path to take in life, what your values or career goals are, you’ve likely got an “Identity Problem.”
Of course, any one of these “disorders” likely has a drug solution to “cure” it. This practice of systematically inventing disease, or exaggerating minor ones, in order to sell more products actually has a name. It’s called diseasemongering, and it’s a well established tool used among drug companies. Of course, their pills do not eliminate the problem but instead merely relieve the symptoms as long as you continue to purchase them. That is, until the side effects begin and you run the risk of feeling even worse than you did prior to taking them.
Here is just a short list of side effects from psychotropic drugs such as Prozac, Paxil, Ritalin, Zyprexa, Depakote and others:
- Anxiety, depression, impulsivity and obsession
- Anger, compulsion, temper tantrums and mood instability (this one, ironically, from a mood stabilizer drug)
- Social awkwardness, withdrawal, tics
- Sleep disturbances• Separation anxiety
- Behavior problems
- Inattention and distractibility
What About Your Children?
This seems to be a question that far too few people are asking. It is bad enough to prescribe dangerous psychotropic drugs to adults, but some of the most targeted people are just barely out of diapers.In 2007 alone, half a million children and teenagers were given at least one prescription for an antipsychotic, including 20,500 under the age of 6.U.S. children are getting three times more prescriptions for antidepressants and stimulants, and up to double the amount of antipsychotic drugs than kids from Germany and the Netherlands.These powerful meds are being given to children not for life-threatening conditions or to treat acute emergencies … they’re being prescribed for behavioral problems such as attention deficit disorder, and often they’re not even approved for use in children at all!
How can we, as a society, continue to allow corporate profits to come before lives, and even before children’s lives? And why is it that so few people are willing to step up and really expose the corruption once and for all?
If you or your child is suffering from an emotional or mental challenge, please seek help, but do so from someone who does not regard psychotropic drugs as a first line of defense. It will be very helpful if you first optimize your or your child’s diet and lifestyle as this will significantly improve the likelihood of any successful natural intervention.
- Source: CCHR
Claimed imbalance theory is a myth
Psychiatrists claim without proof that a chemical imbalance in the brain causes mental illness. However, in 2005, faced with national media pressure, Dr. Steven Sharfstein, then president of the American Psychiatric Association, conceded, “There are no clean‑cut lab tests” to prove the existence of a chemical imbalance in the brain. Dr. Mark Graff, another APA official, said that the theory was “probably drug industry derived.”
Jonathan Leo, associate professor of anatomy at Western Universityof Health Sciences, says, “If a psychiatrist says you have a shortage of a chemical, ask for a blood test and watch the psychiatrist’s reaction. The number of people who believe that scientists have proven that depressed people have low serotonin is a glorious testament to the power of marketing.” 1
Dr. Ron Leifer, a New York psychiatrist, agrees: “There’s no biological imbalance. When people come to me and they say, ‘I have a biological imbalance,’ I say, ‘Show me your lab tests.’ There are no lab tests.” 2
Diabetes is a biochemical imbalance. However, “the definitive test and biochemical imbalance is a high blood sugar level. Treatment in severe cases is insulin injections, which restore sugar balance. The symptoms clear and retest shows the blood sugar is normal,” said Dr. Joseph Glenmullen of Harvard Medical School. “Nothing like a sodium imbalance or blood sugar imbalance exists for depression or any other psychiatric syndrome.”3
Edward Drummond, MD, an Associate Medical Director of a mental health center in New Hampshire, stated: “First, no biological etiology [cause] has been proven for any psychiatric disorder…in spite of decades of research.…So don’t accept the myth that we can make an ‘accurate diagnosis’.…Neither should you believe that your problems are due solely to a ‘chemical imbalance.’ 4
Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School, wrote: “despite pseudoscientific terms like ‘chemical imbalance,’ nobody really knows what causes mental illness. There’s no blood test or brain scan for major depression. No geneticist can diagnose schizophrenia.” 5
Brain imaging cannot prove mental disorder, either
Psychiatrist Dr. M. Douglas Mar said, “There is no scientific basis for these claims [of using brain scans for psychiatric diagnosis].” 6
Dr. Timothy Scott, Ph.D., lecturer and author of America Fooled, wrote that PET scans (brain scans) “seem so scientific that they are convincing. In truth, PET scans do not prove depression or schizophrenia or other mental disorders result from chemical imbalances or a defective brain.” Advertisements that claim otherwise “are paid for by drug companies that want you to believe that your brain chemistry may be messed up and that taking their $150 [€118] per month pills will fix your problem.” 7
The New York Times summed up research spanning 30 years revealing that psychiatrists and researchers have never established brain imaging as a means for diagnosing any mental disorders or biological or physical cause for one. 8
Mental disorders not genetic
Psychiatry makes “ unproven claims that depression, bipolar illness, anxiety disorders, alcoholism and a host of other disorders are in fact primarily biologic and probably genetic in origin,” says psychiatrist David Kaiser. (Emphasis added)” 9
Dr. Bruce Levine, Ph.D., author of Commonsense Rebellion, concurs: “Remember that no biochemical, neurological, or genetic markers have been found for attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, compulsive alcohol and drug abuse, overeating, gambling, or any other so‑called mental illness, disease, or disorder.” 10
In his book Blaming The Brain, biopsychologist Elliot S. Valenstein says the “biochemical” theory is held onto only because it is “useful in promoting drug treatment.” Carl Elliot, a bioethicist at the University of Minnesota, sums it up: “The way to sell drugs is to sell psychiatric illness.” 11
- 1 Kelly Patricia O’Meara, Psyched Out: How Psychiatry Sells Mental Illness and Pushes Pills That Kill (AuthorHouse, 2006), pp. 47–48, citing Jonathan Leo paper, “The Biology of Mental Illness,” 2004.
- 2 Interview for documentary, Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (Los Angeles), 2006.
- 3 Joseph Glenmullen, MD, Prozac Backlash, (Simon & Schuster, New York, 2000), p. 195–196.
- 4 Edward Drummond, MD, The Complete Guide to Psychiatric Drugs (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 2000), pp. 15–16.
- 5 Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, “Health Care System Leaves Mentally Ill Children Behind,” The Boston Globe, 27 Apr. 2004.
- 6 Lisa M. Krieger, “Some Question Value of Brain Scan; Untested Tool Belongs in Lab Only, Experts Say,” The Mercury News, 4 May 2004.
- 7 Dr. Timothy Scott, America Fooled: The Truth About Antidepressants, Antipsychotics and How We’ve Been Deceived, (Argo Publishing, LLC, 2006), p. 62.
- 8 “Brain scans still unable to detect mental illness,” The New York Times, Oct. 2005.
- 9 David Kaiser, MD, “Commentary: Against Biologic Psychiatry,” Psychiatric Times, Vol. XIII, Issue 12, Dec. 1996.
- 10 Elliot S. Valenstein, Ph.D., Blaming the Brain, (The Free Press, New York, 1998), p. 4.
- 11 Shankar Vedantam, “Drug Ads Hyping Anxiety Make Some Uneasy,” The Washington Post, 16 July 2001.