Psychiatry's "diagnostic" system 
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 Psychiatry's "diagnostic" system

Psychiatry's "diagnostic" system

The American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is psychiatrys billing bible of so-
called mental disorders. With the DSM, psychiatry has taken countless
aspects of human behavior and reclassified them as a mental illness
simply by adding the term disorder onto them. While even key DSM
contributors admit that there is no scientific/medical validity to the
disorders, the DSM nonetheless serves as a diagnostic tool, not only
for individual treatment, but also for child custody battles,
discrimination cases, court testimony, education and more. As the
diagnoses completely lack scientific criteria, anyone can be labeled
mentally ill, and subjected to dangerous and life threatening
treatments based solely on opinion.

Dr. Thomas Dorman, an internist and member of the Royal College of
Physicians of the United Kingdom and Fellow of the Royal College of
Physicians of Canada, wrote, In short, the whole business of creating
psychiatric categories of disease, formalizing them with consensus,
and subsequently ascribing diagnostic codes to them, which in turn
leads to their use for insurance billing, is nothing but an extended
racket furnishing psychiatry a pseudo-scientific aura. The
perpetrators are, of course, feeding at the public trough.

Professors Herb Kutchins and Stuart A. Kirk, authors of Making Us
Crazy, conclude: The public at large may gain false comfort from a
diagnostic psychiatric manual that encourages belief in the illusion
that the harshness, brutality, and pain in their lives and in their
communities can be explained by a psychiatric label and eradicated by
a pill. Certainly, there are plenty of problems that we all have and a
myriad of peculiar ways that we cope with them. But
could life be any different? Far too often, the psychiatric bible has
been making us crazywhen we are just human.

While medicine's scientific credentials are undisputed, psychiatry's
lack of any systematic approach to mental health has contributed
greatly to its poor reputation, both among professionals and the
population as a whole.

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