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Allen Frances editorial in NY TImes: Diagnosing the DSM V


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New York Times Op Ed:

 

At its annual meeting this week, the American Psychiatric Association did two wonderful things: it rejected one reckless proposal that would have exposed nonpsychotic children to unnecessary and dangerous antipsychotic medication and another that would have turned the existential worries and sadness of everyday life into an alleged mental disorder.

 

But the association is still proceeding with other suggestions that could potentially expand the boundaries of psychiatry to define as mentally ill tens of millions of people now considered normal. (emphasis mine)

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/12/opinion/break-up-the-psychiatric-monopoly.html?src=me&ref=general

 

This should be quite a boon to Big Pharma. Just think of all the senseless and dangerous drugs they can invent to cure normal people of being normal! WOW!!! :angry:

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