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Call for a “Task Force on Mental Diagnosis and Illinois Law” by Representatives Mary Flowers and La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago). The entire resolution is worth reading at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=84&GA=97&DocTypeId=HR&DocNum=0898&GAID=11&LegID=67042&SpecSess=0&Session=0




Illinois Legislators Question Psychiatric Labeling Process and Allegations of Unnecessary Treatment with Psychotropic Drugs


Posted By Maria Mangicaro ISEPP blog April 1, 2012


....a resolution introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives by Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago), calling for the establishment of a “Task Force on Mental Diagnosis and Illinois Law.” HR0898 is co-sponsored by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago).


The [resolution was made] in response to allegations of deceptive practices pertaining to the formulation and diagnostic criteria of psychiatric definitions for mental disorders by the American Psychiatric Association that has resulted in “at least 3 false epidemics causing countless persons to be prescribed expensive, unnecessary, potentially dangerous psychotropic drugs.”


[Dr. Toby Tyler Watson, past Executive Director of ISEPP] is seeking to recruit residents living in Illinois to help, possibly in the form of testimony before a committee hearing in Springfield. Click here to contact Dr. Watson.





Read the full text at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=84&GA=97&DocTypeId=HR&DocNum=0898&GAID=11&LegID=67042&SpecSess=0&Session=0

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