CHR.org, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, has been at the forefront in opposing Big Pharm and its dangerous psychoactive drugs. A CCHR e-mail update:
CCHR used to be one of the only groups protesting psychiatry’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) for its bogus science and penchant for pathologizing all human behaviors and emotions into "disease"—a profitibale enterprise, but one completely lacking medical or scientific validity. But we are no longer alone. More and more press are catching on to the fact that there is no science to psychiatry—and even some kingpin psychiatrists are jumping on the bandwagon.
A story entitled, "Psychiatry Profession Has Lost Its Mind," states, "The new 'psychiatry bible' has been criticized by many as a testament to the insanity of the industry itself. Virtually every emotion experienced by a human being—sadness, grief, anxiety, frustration, impatience, excitement—is now being classified as a 'mental disorder' demanding chemical treatment with—you guessed it—pharmaceutical drugs."
The mental health profession uses the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, dubbed DSM, to diagnose mental disorders and the mental health industry is out with a blockbuster edict to diagnose millions upon millions more as mentally ill. It's only a matter of time before these folks are forced to take dangerous drugs or be permanently institutionalized. CCHR has linked to a report disclosing the evils of the DSM, Big Pharm, the mental health industry and its rush to classsify many, many millions of folks as mentally ill by significantly expanding the criteria for what constitutes mental illness.
American Free Press — Psychiatric Profession Has Lost Its Mind
Nearly every expression of normal emotion can now be classified as a syndrome in need of medication
In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is scheduled to release its fifth Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) superseding the DSM-IV published in 1994 and revised in 2000. The new “psychiatry bible” has been criticized by many as a testament to the insanity of the industry itself. Virtually every emotion experienced by a human being—sadness, grief, anxiety, frustration, impatience, excitement—is now being classified as a “mental disorder” demanding chemical treatment with—you guessed it—pharmaceutical drugs.
Ironically, one of its harshest critics is AllenFrances M.D., professor emeritus from the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University who was chair of the DSM-IV Task Force.
DSM-5 opens up the possibility that millions and millions of people currently considered normal will be diagnosed as having a mental disorder and will receive medication and stigma that they don’t need,” said Frances. “This is the saddest moment in my 45-year career of studying, practicing, and teaching psychiatry. [The] approval makes it likely that DSM-5 will start a . . . dozen or more new fads which will be detrimental to the misdiagnosed individuals and costly to our society.”
The DSM is now larger than ever, and it includes Orwellian disorders such as “obedience defiance disorder” (ODD), defined as refusing to follow authority. Rapists who feel sexual arousal during their raping activities are given the excuse that they have “paraphilic coercive disorder” (PCD) and therefore are not responsible for their actions. You can also get diagnosed with “hoarding disorder” if you happen to stockpile food, water and ammunition, among other things. Being prepared for possible natural disasters now makes you a mental patient in the eyes of modern psychiatry.
The entire industry of psychiatry has become such a laughing stock that even many supporters of the industry are turning their backs in disgust. To many scientists today, psychiatry is no more “scientific” than astrology or palm reading, yet its practitioners call themselves “doctors” of psychiatry in order to sound credible.
The authenticity of already established “disorders” such as attention deficit hyper-active disorder (ADHD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD) have been called into question.
Frances admits that even the 1994 DSM-IV was a huge mistake that has resulted in the mass over-diagnosis of people who are actually normal.
The major victor in this is the pharmaceutical industry, which is having a field day with sales of billions of dollars of psychotropic drugs such as Prozac, Ritalin, Zoloft, Paxil and others.
Since the introduction of Prozac in 1987 there has been an explosion in the number of people using psychiatric drugs. One in five Americans, or 65M people, is now taking at least one psychiatric drug such as anti-depressants, anti-psychotics and anti-anxiety medications, according to an analysis of pharmacy claims data released on November 2011. In 2010, Americans spent $16.1B on anti-psychotics to treat depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, $11.6B on anti-depressants and $7.2B on treatment for ADHD, according to IMS Health, which tracks prescription drug sales. The report showed that, between 2010 and 2011, the use of psychiatric drugs had increased a staggering 21%.The rush to medicate an entire nation is indeed horrifying and getting children hooked on dangerous drugs at an early age by diagnosing them as mentally ill or having a mental disorder is a high priority of the government, the educrats, Big Pharm and the healthcare industry.
The last group of folks who utilized mental health disorders as a pretext to drug and and ultimately exterminate human beings on a massive scale was the Nazis and that didn't end too well for humanity. Nazism resulted in the deaths of 50-60 million folks. Much of what was implemented by Nazi German is attributable to the psychiatry and the mental health professions.
HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP RELEASESDOCUMENTARY EXPOSING THE TRUTH BEHIND THE KILLING CAMPAIGNS OF THE NAZI ERA
A new documentary just released by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), The Age of Fear: Psychiatry’s Reign of Terror, reveals shocking new facts surrounding the hidden psychiatric influence behind the horrors Hitler and his henchmen unleashed on those they deemed “unworthy of life” during the Third Reich in Nazi Germany. The documentary is a lesson from history: the untold story of the mass murder programs before the Holocaust, and the psychiatrists who conceived, organized and ran them – down to passing judgment on who would live and who would die. Some 300,000 mentally and physically disabled people were murdered, another 6,000 died from enforced sterilization operations. And most alarmingly, these psychiatric atrocities did not stop with the end of World War II.While it isn't clear if modern day governments will resort top Nazi style extermination camps, what is clear is that governments demand compliant, docile and obedient citizens and the surefire method to achieve a mass of inert citizens is to simply drug them into compliance. The strategy of neuter and neutralize with drugs will become accepted as standard medical practices.
If the government fears anything, it fears thinking and functioning citizens who have the capacity and will to challenge their oppressors. Big Pharm has solved that problem unless we stop it and reject the tyranny of America as 'One Nation Under Big Pharm'.