May 13, 2013
The Pharmaceutical Industry; Ring-Masters of Lunacy.
"It must be that time of the month again, you know, the full moon. Either that or the magic mushroom harvest has been particularly plentiful this year.
The fifth edition of the American Psychiatry Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is due out in a few days – the bible of those who would seek to categorise us all under a suitable ‘mental health’ label. This bible was responsible for categorising ‘nicotine deprivation’ as category 292.0 prompting my post warning that nuclear submarines were about to go to sea with a crew comprised of 40% officially suffering from a ‘mental illness’ – a comforting thought!"
Sunday 12 May 2013
Psychiatrists under fire in mental health battle
"British Psychological Society to launch attack on rival profession, casting doubt on biomedical model of mental illness
British psychologists are to say that current psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar disorder are useless.
There is no scientific evidence that psychiatric diagnoses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are valid or useful, according to the leading body representing Britain's clinical psychologists."