APA’s Latest DSM-5 Basically Defines Everyone as Mentally ill (Say Goodbye to Your Guns)
Saturday, May 4, 2013
(Be The Media) – The soon-to-be-released DSM-5’s latest guidelines for professionals in the filed of psychiatry is now in its final stages and is due for publication on May 22nd, 2013. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is the planned 5th edition of American Psychiatric Association (APA). To make a long story short, basic every human emotion and medical conditions are now being classified as a “mental disorder” of some sort.
Dr. Allen Frances, M.D., former chair of the DSM-IV Task Force and current professor emeritus at Duke, says this is the saddest moment in his 45-year career of studying, practicing and teaching psychiatry. Frances describes the DSM-5 as “deeply flawed containing many changes that seem clearly unsafe and scientifically unsound.”
“My best advice to clinicians, to the press, and to the general public – be skeptical and don’t follow DSM 5 blindly down a road likely to lead to massive over-diagnosis and harmful over-medication,” says Frances.
Fear, anxiety, grief, frustration, excitement are now deemed to be “mental disorders”, which are obviously treated with prescription drugs brought to you by big pharma. Here are some examples of what’s to come:
1) Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: DSM-5 will turn temper tantrums into a mental disorder — a puzzling decision based on the work of only one research group.
2) Normal grief will become Major Depressive Disorder, thus medicalizing and trivializing our expectable and necessary emotional reactions to the loss of a loved one and substituting pills and superficial medical rituals for the deep consolations of family, friends, religion, and the resiliency that comes with time and the acceptance of the limitations of life.