Friday, January 04, 2008

Shrinks admit on video: No blood, brain tests for mental illness. + Exposé of diagnostic guesswork.

American Psychiatric Association (APA) Under Fire Again For Pharma Ties


More Damning Evidence Against APA  +  Undercover Footage of Bumbling Psychiatrists


Documents obtained by U.S. News and World Report confirm that the American Psychiatric Association failed to fully disclose the substantial pharmaceutical ties of task force members who update and expand psychiatry's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). DSM conatins subjective checklists of symptoms which are then used to categorize new "mental disorders" and bill insurance companies for their treatment. 


Psychiatric watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), says the scandals relating to the DSM—long considered the cash cow of disease mongering—go deeper than conflicts of interest or failure to disclose pharmaceutical ties. The group has released a new video featuring undercover footage of psychiatrists using the DSM to randomly dole out powerful and dangerous drugs to unsuspecting patients.


The video, including interviews with experts explaining how the DSM lacks any scientific basis, also contains footage of psychiatrists who attended the annual American Psychiatric Association convention admitting that psychiatry has no physical tests to diagnose psychiatric disorders, no chemical imbalance tests, and no idea how to cure anyone.



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