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Apr 19, 2013 | Natural Society | Paul Fassa
In a world where creativity is deemed a “mental illness” by scientists, is it any wonder that a large portion of the population is on medications for some type of ‘mental illness’? The old fashioned psychiatrist’s writing pad for taking notes during talk therapy has been replaced by the prescription pad, granting the population with dangerous psychotropic drugs instead of simple talk therapy.
DSM – The ‘Psychiatric Bible’
Have you ever been in a situation involving a psychiatrist and a prescription pad? Oftentimes, all it takes is a single short-term visit and a reference to the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) to determine what to prescribe to individuals. Any future visits are only to adjust dosages or add other medications.
This has increased the profits of Big Pharma, attracting patients looking for magic fixes for minor problems that can be overcome with some common sense, or simply proper nutrition.
Even major psychological issues can be resolved with a competent psychologist who’s ethical enough to not pamper one for the sake of a long client revenue relationship. Psychologists also used the DSM until 1980 when DSM-3 was published.
That’s when the psychiatric leadership asserted the theme of being labeled M.D.’s, ready to play doctor and write lots of prescriptions. The DSM-3 became a catalog for determining what drugs to prescribe for symptoms observed or communicated.