In a disturbing modern trend, the young, middle aged and the old seem to be increasingly diagnosed with mental health disorders. Almost everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness whether it is attention deficit disorder (ADD), bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety.
Is it possible that mental health disorders aren’t really on the rise, but instead the pharmaceutical industry has redirected their marketing strategies to focus on pressuring doctors to invent new illnesses so that they can prescribe more drugs?
Illnesses that not only apply to adults, but children as well? Giving Big Pharma the opportunity to hook America’s youth on drugs at an early age, giving them little chance at having a healthy life while the drug companies line their pockets?
Dr. David W. Tanton seems to think so and explains why in his book titled Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, and Stimulants – Dangerous Drugs on Trial.
Medical field invents 374 different mental health disorders
Tanton writes in his book published in 2006:
The problem originates with the powerful and very profitable pharmaceutical companies, who are constantly looking for the most effective ways to market their drugs.
Although in the past, children seldom had the many different conditions that adults are normally prescribed medications for, it appears that drug companies have now come up with a new plan to change all that, (and on a large scale).
They have been very busy behind the scenes working with the American Psychiatric Association (APA), creating hundreds of different mental conditions that any doctor or psychiatrist, could now use to justify placing our children on one or more of their very profitable psychiatric drugs on.
At last count, it was 374 different mental conditions!
I’d say that psychiatrists have to be “extremely creative” to come up with that many different mental conditions. Just about anyone who was having a bad day, or any child who possibly ate too much sugar for breakfast, would likely qualify for at least one label. Just one brief evaluation is normally all it takes to justify placing a child on Ritalin or an antidepressant such as Prozac?
Doctors are now legal drug pushers for Big Pharma
It’s absolutely criminal to prescribe children mind-altering drugs that have the potential to cause a range of very serious health effects including cancer, diabetes and obesity, yet doctors are routinely writing scripts for such drugs that are given to children as young as five years old.
As Dr. Tanton explains, “a lot of talent is being totally wasted, as most traditionally trained medical doctors have been hijacked in medical school by the pharmaceutical industry.
“It’s amazing how many mental conditions the ‘experts’ have recently concocted, and how they managed to turn doctors into their legal drug pushers, with their patients paying the ultimate price with their health, (and at times even their life)!”
Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED), the latest mental disorder
An article written by the Associated Press and published in The Washington Post declares “road rage” as being a new medical illness under the term “Intermittent Explosive Disorder,” which according to a “survey” affects millions of Americans.
Dr. Tanton writes:
To you, that angry, horn-blasting tailgater is suffering from road rage. But doctors have another name for it – intermittent explosive disorder – and a new study suggests it is far more common than they realized, affecting up to 16 million Americans. [That should open a whole new market of millions that can now be drugged into submission!]
“People think it’s bad behavior and that you just need an attitude adjustment, but what they don’t know…is that there’s a biology and cognitive science to this,” said Dr. Emit Coccaro, chairman of psychiatry at the University of Chicago’s medical school.
By definition, intermittent explosive disorder involves multiple outbursts that are way out of proportion to the situation. These angry outbursts often include threats or aggressive actions and property damage.
Psychiatrists have the perfect answer for treating IED: antidepressants, the same drugs that can cause all sorts of health problems including cancer.
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Tanton, D. W. Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, And Stimulants – Dangerous Drugs on Trial