Thank God I went off my anti-depressant and my sleep aid! That crap is worse for you than any psychological issues you may be dealing with, and it is not a cure or fix-all by any means! Natural, alternative methods are readily available to treat mental illness, and they are more effective with little to not side effects!



link: Breeding Mental Illness in the US

“Standard psychiatric diagnoses� do not correspond to meaningful clusters of symptoms in the real world” and can counter-productively result in “further stigma, discrimination and social exclusion” for their recipients [Reuters]

In a recent article on the BBC News website, Professor Peter Kinderman – head of the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool – warns that the forthcoming edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual “will lower many diagnostic thresholds and increase the number of people in the general population seen as having a mental illness”.

According to Kinderman, the manual – scheduled for publication in May 2013 – constitutes a dangerous effort to pathologise emotions and other symptoms of human existence and will exacerbate the rampant over-prescribing of drugs that already occurs “despite significant side-effects and poor evidence of their effectiveness”.

The practice of attributing…

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