FASCIST QUACKERY. IT MUST BE OUTLAWED FORTHWITH !
The current worldwide protests - including protests by many shrinks - against the horrors of the 5th DSM manual/bible of psychiatry could be misleading people who are not well informed. The press report below, for example, which correctly criticises some of the proposed "mental illnesses" , is a case in point. Reading it you might think that if that proposed manual would be cancelled all would be well in psychiatry. Yet nothing could be further from the truth, especially in Australia. Here in Australia electric shocks (ECT) are still legal, even when the patient-victims are young children. Here in Australia lobotomies (brain surgeries) are still legal too. Here in Australia - unlike nowhere else in the world ! - there are government financed "early (psychiatric) intervention and treatment" centres, where psychiatric drugs are administered to young people who are not ill even according to psychiatry. Here in Australia any state shrink can issue a compulsory treatment order (CTO) arbitrarily, at will, and get away with it simply by stating that the patient-victim "is very sick and needs treatment".
There are many other similar current press reports ; such as this one : http://healthland.time.com/2012/02/17/good-grief-psychiatrys-struggle-to-define-mental-illness-goes-awry/ or this one : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2102618/Lancet-urges-doctors-treat-grief-empathy-pills.html . They do put psychiatry on the defensive, but hardly threaten its global monopoly on mental health.
"Normal grief shouldn't be labelled depression, say psychiatrists
- From: The Australian