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DSM-IV & DSM-V

DSM-IV & DSM-V

DSM-IV & DSM-V

Psychiatry’s handbook, the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) has some really weird stuff in it.  It, at least, should be questioned. Not a lot of science here.

Great article breaking down some of the disorders that are listed by T.J. Nelson in his blog post: Weird Stuff in the DSM-5 

“What is going on? Some of these are mental disorders and some are neurological diseases. It looks like a mishmash of stuff selected at random. What, if anything, are the criteria for including something in the DSM?”

In his book ‘A Dose of Sanity’ Dr. Sydney Walker Jr. tells how the so called diseases in the DSM are voted upon as to whether or not they be included in the book each year.  It is not a matter of the disease being verified as an actual sickness.  This problem is largely due to the fact that there is no evidence or test to show any of the mental disorders listed actually have a physical basis. 

Dr. Thomas Szasz:

“The ostensible validity of the DSM is reinforced by psychiatry’s claim that mental illnesses are brain diseases—a claim supposedly based on recent discoveries in neuroscience, made possible by imaging techniques for diagnosis and pharmacological agents for treatment. This is not true. There are no objective diagnostic tests to confirm or disconfirm the diagnosis of depression; the diagnosis can and must be made solely on the basis of the patient’s appearance and behavior and the reports of others about his behavior.”

Another great article in Psychology Today from August 2019. 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-control/201908/mental-health-diagnosis-just-say-no

Mental Health Diagnosis: Just Say No! by Timothy A Carey Ph.D.

“In DSM-IV, there is no assumption that each category of mental disorder is a completely discrete entity with absolute boundaries dividing it from other mental disorders or no mental disorder.” (APA, 2000, p. xxxi). So, the categories that DSM offers us do not have boundaries demarcating one disorder from another or, indeed, one disorder from no disorder. This is an extraordinary revelation. This means, according to the DSM, there is no assumption that the category “schizophrenia” has boundaries that separate it from other mental disorders or from not having schizophrenia.

That is a really weird statement from the authors of the DSM.  They are essentially saying that they don’t know.  Through the rest of the article Dr Carey shows, with excellent references that there exists no pathological basis for any of the ‘diseases’ listed in DSM-IV or DSM-V or any of the earlier issues. 

Medical doctors and psychiatrists have been speaking out against these manuals for years.  It seems that naming a difficulty that someone has gives them a reason for it to not be their fault or not be responsible for fixing it.  Then here comes Big Pharma to the rescue with the drug of the week.

People get depressed. People have problems in life.  Drugs rarely fix these issues.  

Please question so called ‘science’.  Ask your doctor questions about anything he or she may prescribe. 

Do research into side effects. 

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Non-conformity and Drugs

The first time I really read anything about the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM) was reading a book called “A Dose of Sanity” by the late Sydney Walker, Jr.  He was a psychiatrist that was completely disgusted with the laziness of doctors and psychiatrists and the abuse of the pharmaceutical industry.  He gave examples where he found brain tumors where the person was recommended mood altering drugs because the medical practitioner would not take the time to diagnose properly.  

And now it just keeps getting worse with the latest edition of witchcraft and wizards potions: DSM-V

This from Wikipedia:

“Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a childhood disorder described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as an ongoing pattern of anger-guided disobedience, hostility, and defiant behavior toward authority figures which goes beyond the bounds of normal childhood behavior. Children suffering from this disorder may appear very stubborn and often angry.”

This is a bit frightening.  Someone mistreating a child just has to send for the drugs to keep them from fighting back. 

This is a decent article on “oppositional defiant disorder”:
The Mind Unleashed

Many people that are unable to confront the evil that does exist in this world will not believe this will be used by politicians to control populations.  But history proves that it will time and again.  I believe that people are mostly good and because of this they tend to hope or believe that nothing will get that bad.  Just remember the ‘frog in the pan’.  

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