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Well what I get from this is that the DSM is based on behavioural observations (which would start with a bias) and not repeatable, measurable scientific evidence (brain scans, blood tests etc).

 

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Video: The DSM: Psychiatry's Deadliest Scam

 

At 22.52 - Dr Dilip Jeste, President, American Psychiatric Association.

 

"What does "D" stand for?  I used to think it was diagnostic but over the last few years realized it was more like a dartboard.

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i find Frances an interesting character...

 

I do find it disingenuous of Frances to be speaking against pharma when he and his buddies post DSM 4 publication, 1995, decide to inform Jansen pharmaceuticals that for a wee fee of $450,000 they will create practice guidelines to treat Schizophrenia specifying that atypical antipsychotic drugs are superior to earlier antipsychotics and that of the atypicals Risperdal is the drug of choice. He didnt seem too worried at the time and was happy to accept Jansens $450 000 plus an extra $65,000 for producing those guidelines quickly. Risperdal had not been approved by the FDA to treat Schizophrenia.
Then in 1996 Frances informs Jansen that he and his mates (Docherty and Kahn) consider themselves as Expert Knowledge systems and for an additional $428,000 from Jansen creates “multi arena plan” to market the guidelines !

Then in 1996 the Multi arena plan includes articles ghostwritten by Jansen that expand the use of risperdal including for ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder in children as well as a host of other indications including below average IQ. Many people then suffer from negative effects of risperdal.

In 2009 Francis repeatedly describes his work on DSM 4 as scrupulously scientific.

 

in Dec 14 in a mad in america article Frances cites pharma for its intense and misleading marketing but strongly asserts the usefulness of antispychotic drugs in particular. The same month in a lancet psychiatry article Frances makes strong statements supporting the use of psychiatric drugs even while attacking pharma for using psychiatric diagnosis for purposes of ‘disease mongering’ .

He declares that he has no competing interests!! Give me a break!!

 

Where am i getting this from? i'll go and track down the source document and post it

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http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01651   

Please tell them about your problems taking and withdrawing from antidepressants and/or benzos.

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Recovering paxil addict

None of the published articles shed light on what ssri's ... actually do or what their hazards might be. Healy 2013. 

This is so true, with anything you get on these drugs, dependance, tapering, withdrawal symptoms, side effects, just silent. And if there is something mentioned then their is a serious disconnect between what is said and reality! 

  "Every time I read of a multi-person shooting, I always presume that person had just started a SSRI or had just stopped."  Dr Mosher. Me too! 

Over two decades later, the number of antidepressant prescriptions a year is slightly more than the number of people in the Western world. Most (nine out of 10) prescriptions are for patients who faced difficulties on stopping, equating to about a tenth of the population. These patients are often advised to continue treatment because their difficulties indicate they need ongoing treatment, just as a person with diabetes needs insulin. Healy 2015

I believe the ssri era will soon stand as one of the most shameful in the history of medicine. Healy 2015

Let people help people ... in a natural, kind, non-addictive (and non-big pharma) way. J Broadley 2017

 

 

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Later....found it

check out this article (30-39) page 38

 

Diagnosisgate: Conflict of Interest at the Top of the Psychiatric Apparatus

 

http://www.mentalhealthexcellence.org/diagnosisgate-conflict-interest-top-psychiatric-apparatus/

 

Timeline
1988: Allen Frances is appointed head of American Psychiatric Association’s Task Force to prepare DSM-IV.

1994: DSM-IV is published.

1995: TMAP is created.

1995: Allen Frances on behalf of himself and his colleagues John P. Docherty and David A. Kahn informs Janssen Pharmaceuticals that in return for $450,000, they will create Practice Guidelines to treat Schizophrenia, specifying that atypical antipsychotic drugs are superior to earlier antipsychotics and that of the atypicals, Risperdal is the drug of choice. Janssen pays them this sum and an extra $65,000 for producing those Guidelines quickly.

1996: Allen Frances informs Janssen that he, Docherty, and Kahn have constituted themselves as Expert Knowledge Systems and for an additional $428,000 from Janssen creates “multi-arena plan” to market the Guidelines.

1996-present: Multi-arena plan includes articles ghostwritten by Janssen that expand use of Risperdal, including for distractibility or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, and Bipolar Disorder in children, as well as a host of other indications, such as agitation, disruptive behavior, insomnia, and below average IQ. Many people suffer from negative effects of Risperdal.

2000: DSM-IV-TR is published with minor changes from DSM-IV.

2009: Frances begins to critique editors of in-preparation DSM-5, warning that it is unscientific and will cause harm, especially by facilitating heavy marketing of psychiatric drugs by Pharma. His critique frequently includes explicit contrasting of the DSM-5 work with his work on DSM-IV, which he repeatedly describes as scrupulously scientific.

2009-present: Frances continues his critique of DSM-5 and representation of DSM-IV as scientific. He frequently acknowledges three “epidemics of diagnosis” caused by DSM-IV – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, and Bipolar Disorder in Children, but he denies responsibility for these and attributes much blame to Pharma.

2010: Ethics expert David Rothman writes expert witness report, concluding on the basis of internal documents from Janssen that there have been serious conflicts of interest.

2011-2014: The names of Frances, Docherty, and Kahn are not mentioned in five articles in major media about the Rothman Report – Houston Press, December 14 2011; Businessweek, January 18 2012; Bloomberg.com, April 12 and June 11 2012; and Denver Post, April 14 2014 – although one major blogger, Vera Sharav, named the three on June 15 2011 in her essay about the report.

September 2, 2014: On “The Doctors” television show, Frances makes statements warning the public about the harm that he and EKS specifically impelled, but he does not mention his involvement with J & J that led, and continues to lead, to that harm.

October 24, 2014: At the Mad In America Film Festival in Massachusetts, Frances again neglects to reveal the work he did with J & J, while he expresses alarm about misuse of psychiatric diagnosis and about the “startling” overmedicating of children and the elderly. He specifically names antipsychotic drugs and blames both drug companies for providing misinformation and misuse of psychiatric diagnosis.

November 14, 2014: Frances gives an invited address titled “Where Ethics Meets Practice in Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment” in Culver City, CA, at International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry conference. The abstract in the conference announcement includes that “Psychiatric diagnosis can be…extremely harmful when done exuberantly and carelessly,” that “’Mental disorders’ are no more and no less than constructs…fallible and subjective,” and that diagnosis can be misused under “pressure of well-financed drug company propaganda that mental disorders…require a pill solution”. His presentation is filled with warnings about the fallibility and harm caused by psychiatric diagnosis, the way the diagnoses lead to prescription of psychiatric drugs, and Pharma’s hard-selling of their drugs through misleading the public

Thought for the day: Lets stand up, and let’s speak out , together. G Olsen

We have until the 14th. Feb 2018. 

URGENT REQUEST Please consider submitting  for the petition on Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal currently awaiting its third consideration at the Scottish Parliament. You don't even have to be from Scotland. By clicking on the link below you can read some of the previous submissions but be warned many of them are quite harrowing.

http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01651   

Please tell them about your problems taking and withdrawing from antidepressants and/or benzos.

Send by email to petitions@parliament.scot and quote PE01651 in the subject heading. Keep to a maximum of 3 sides of A4 and you can't name for legal reasons any doctor you have consulted. Tell them if you wish to remain anonymous. We need the numbers to help convince the committee members we are not isolated cases. You have until mid February. Thank you

Recovering paxil addict

None of the published articles shed light on what ssri's ... actually do or what their hazards might be. Healy 2013. 

This is so true, with anything you get on these drugs, dependance, tapering, withdrawal symptoms, side effects, just silent. And if there is something mentioned then their is a serious disconnect between what is said and reality! 

  "Every time I read of a multi-person shooting, I always presume that person had just started a SSRI or had just stopped."  Dr Mosher. Me too! 

Over two decades later, the number of antidepressant prescriptions a year is slightly more than the number of people in the Western world. Most (nine out of 10) prescriptions are for patients who faced difficulties on stopping, equating to about a tenth of the population. These patients are often advised to continue treatment because their difficulties indicate they need ongoing treatment, just as a person with diabetes needs insulin. Healy 2015

I believe the ssri era will soon stand as one of the most shameful in the history of medicine. Healy 2015

Let people help people ... in a natural, kind, non-addictive (and non-big pharma) way. J Broadley 2017

 

 

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The blog "Behaviorism and Mental Health" by psychologist Phil Hickey doesn't let Frances get away with anything. He's onto Pies, too.

2009: Cancer hospital said I had adjustment disorder because I thought they were doing it wrong. Their headshrinker prescribed Effexor, and my life set on a new course. I didn't know what was ahead, like a passenger on Disneyland's Matterhorn, smiling and waving as it climbs...clink, clink, clink.

2010: Post surgical accidental Effexor discontinuation by nurses, masked by intravenous Dilaudid. (The car is balanced at the top of the track.) I get home, pop a Vicodin, and ...

Whooosh...down, down, down, down, down...goes the trajectory of my life, up goes my mood and tendency to think everything is a good idea.
2012: After the bipolar jig was up, now a walking bag of unrelated symptoms, I went crazy on Daytrana (the Ritalin skin patch by Noven), because ADHD was a perfect fit for a bag of unrelated symptoms. I was prescribed Effexor for the nervousness of it, and things got neurological. An EEG showed enough activity to warrant an epilepsy diagnosis rather than non-epileptic ("psychogenic") seizures.

:o 2013-2014: Quit everything and got worse. I probably went through DAWS: dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome. I drank to not feel, but I felt a lot: dread, fear, regret, grief: an utter sense of total loss of everything worth breathing about, for almost two years.

I was not suicidal but I wanted to be dead, at least dead to the experience of my own brain and body.

2015: I  began to recover after adding virgin coconut oil and organic grass-fed fed butter to a cup of instant coffee in the morning.

I did it hoping for mental acuity and better memory. After ten days of that, I was much better, mood-wise. Approximately neutral.

And, I experienced drowsiness. I could sleep. Not exactly happy, I did 30 days on Wellbutrin, because it had done me no harm in the past. 

I don't have the DAWS mood or state of mind. It never feel like doing anything if it means standing up.

In fact, I don't especially like moving. I'm a brain with a beanbag body.   :unsure:

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