Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Updated DSM Expands many "definitions" of mental illness

Following up on yesterday's post: Sandy Hook: Gun Control or Psychiatric Med Control ?

 Updated DSM Expands Definition of Depression, Among Other Changes

 The DSM: helping to drugs more human beings 

Recent changes to the diagnostic handbook used by mental health practitioners include broadening the definition of depression, expanding the definition of autism and adding disorders on binge eating and one that is sometimes referred to as the “tantrum disorder.” to ensure pharmaceutical profitability

 That should get more prescriptions for 'anti-depressants' written!

Depression, Bereavement and Bipolar

The DSM has also expanded its definition of depression to include bereavement. In the past, bereavement was listed as an exception to a depression diagnosis, but now those who lose a loved one can be diagnosed as suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD).

Yes, bereavement.  A normal human process of grieving is now a "depression"

Previous to this edition, skeptics had already criticized the APA for having a definition for depression that was too broad. The concern is related to labeling healthy people with a depressive diagnosis and over-prescribing antidepressants and antipsychotics — especially after people have experienced symptoms of bereavement for as little as two weeks.

Can't get over the death of your loved one in as little as two weeks? Big Pharma has a pill for that!



Another of the changes relates to over-diagnosis of bipolar in children. In an effort to prevent these incorrect diagnoses, the APA added a new category called disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), which addresses children who are consistently irritable and have behavioral outbursts. Critics worry that since these characteristics may be present in a majority of young children, it may lead to over-diagnosis yet again.

Depression Medication

An expanded definition of depression may lead to more diagnoses and more prescriptions for antidepressants. As of 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11 percent of Americans age 12 or older took antidepressants. As this number may continue to rise, patients should be aware of the risks associated with certain antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

 Soon everyone can be medicated for one thing or another?

4 comments:

  1. Yes, if you cannot just "get over it" when someone you love dearly dies - no matter if it was from natural causes or in some brutal and horrific murder or accident - it is YOU that has the problem...and you simply must be medicated with SSRI drugs.

    The very same SSRI drugs which, by the way, have NEVER been shown or proven to be any more effective in curing or even treating any form of depression than a placebo (sugar pill, or other inert substance). Look it up, I dare you.

    SSRI drugs have, however been thoroughly and repeatedly proven in hundreds of thousands of cases to cause severe panic attacks and various psychotic, suicidal and homicidal episodes - known by the clinical term "Akathisia" - which is an intense feeling of restlessness, the inability to "sit still", ranging from tension, insomnia, discomfort, motor restlessness, and marked anxiety and panic.

    Interestingly, one convicted serial murderer who was forcibly given SSRI and various other antipsychotic drugs said this:

    "The muscles of your jawbone go berserk, so that you bite the inside of your mouth and your jaw locks and the pain throbs. For hours every day this will occur. Your spinal column stiffens so that you can hardly move your head or your neck and sometimes your back bends like a bow and you cannot stand up. The pain grinds into your fiber ... You ache with restlessness, so you feel you have to walk, to pace. And then as soon as you start pacing, the opposite occurs to you; you must sit and rest. Back and forth, up and down you go in pain you cannot locate, in such wretched anxiety you are overwhelmed, because you cannot get relief even in breathing."

    Very nice, eh? Sounds like the ideal "wonder drug" that we ought to be giving to everyone who is dealing with the very natural and normal sadness and grief that comes from the loss of a loved one, or any other unpleasant but NORMAL events that occur during the course of our lives.

    SSRI drugs should be banned from this earth - and they would be, if it were not for the massive amounts of $$$ that they make for you know who. Well, that and the fact that they are also quite good at making people rather numb and brain dead..."blunted emotions" and complete lack of empathy - for awhile, until they end up going psychotic, suicidal and/or homicidal, that is.

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  2. LVB!!
    I keep missing you. I agree SSRI's should be banned
    But they won't be
    Obama wants to put even more people on them
    WWM left a question for you a few posts back
    If you can find and answer it that would be great
    Since your our weapons go to person

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  3. Hi Penny,

    Sorry I missed WWM's question, I've been rather busy lately and not keeping up with all this, obviously.

    I looked around a little and I'm sorry I don't see whatever question you are referring to - if you or WWM can repost it I will be glad to give you the best answer I can.

    Just repost it here or in one of the newer articles with "LVB" in it or something, and I'll be on the lookout for it. :)

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  4. Also, on the SSRI subject - another very important and scary thing to be aware of is that a large number of combat weary and traumatized military service members are returning home to the US, Canada and other places now - and they will no doubt be diagnosed with PTSD, depression...something, anything to force them onto SSRI and other drugs.

    This really disgusts me - whatever else people may think, these poor souls have already been through enough hell, and SSRI drugs are only going to make it worse - a LOT WORSE, in my opinion, and far more dangerous for them and other people, like their families.

    I don't think it is a coincidence that this "broadening" of the DSM definition of depression now includes anything and everything - death in the family, divorce, breakup with girlfriend, etc. SERIOUSLY???

    And another very important statistic that has been completely and deliberately ignored by the globalist mass media - did you know that the numbers of suicides among recent military service members (Iraq & Afghanistan) is higher than the total number of combat-related deaths in the actual "theaters", or war zones???

    Wow - now if THAT isn't really frightening to the average person, I don't know what is. Must be why the obviously controlled mass media won't mention it, eh?

    Of course, now the media probably will mention it - but only as a justification for ALL military service members to be forced onto SSRI drugs, whether they like it or not.

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