Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Normal Kids Labeled Mentally Ill by TeenScreen

Normal Kids Labeled Mentally Ill


By Evelyn Pringle
Despite years of public outcry, based on recommendations by President Bush's
New Freedom Commission to screen all school children for mental illness,
TeenScreen is now being administered in the nation's public school system
and children are being regularly diagnosed with one, or more, disorders
chosen from the close to 400 listed in the "Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders IV" (DSM), also known as the psychiatric "Billing

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