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There are 4 comments on the EDGE story from May 9, 2011, titled Celebrate Pink Nail Polish Day Today. In it, EDGE reports that:

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#1 May 9, 2011
The Mental Health Industry is based on no science. No medical model and no evidence based medicine. The industry also lied about chemical imbalance to mind drug the population. The industry is political and based on hearsay.

Only a fool or a person that has been compromised on pharmacutical mind drugs would believe them.

The mind drugs effect the personality and gender identification along with a host of other health and mental issues and the Pharmacutical and Mental Health Industry doesn't want the public to recognize the problem of gender ID and homosexual behavior by the changes of chemistry to biological brain by their products. It would distroy the profit margin. Therefore it is important to neutralize the gender issues and gain public acceptance.

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#3 May 9, 2011
Developing DSM-V in Secret

October 17, 2008

Here’s a brief statement by Robert L. Spitzer, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City.
It’s an editorial called Issues for DSM-V: Developing DSM-V in Secret, which was apparently rejected by the American Journal of Psychiatry.
The gist of it is that the DSM-V will be developed behind closed doors; apparently this is a significant break with the process of peer review which was in place during previous revisions of the DSM. The members of the Task Force and Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Workgroup have all signed confidentiality agreements – a policy which is the direct opposite of that adopted by the World Health Organization for its development of ICD-11 (the next revision of the International Classification of Diseases).

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#4 May 9, 2011
Hidden and concealed from the public

The medical privacy act was enacted in 2004 (Republican Bush presidency) to hide and conceal medical, psychological or pharmaceutical wrong doing in services or products that harmed an individual or caused a health or Psychological problem in the society.

The Act stopped statistics and other pertinent information from the News media or persons with an interest (family)

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#5 May 9, 2011
'There Is No Definition of a Mental Disorder'

Gary Greenberg's recent Wired articleabout the anxiously anticipated and repeatedly delayed fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DMS-5)begins with a revealing admission. "There is no definition of a mental disorder," Allen Frances tells him. "It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it....These concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries." Frances should know. As the lead editor of the current DSM, Greenberg writes, he is literally "the guy who wrote the book on mental illness."

But the fact that there is no precise, workable, meaningful definition of mental disorders will not stop the APA from trying once again to catalog them. As Greenberg observes, too much is at stake to stop now, including psychiatry's legitimacy, drug companies' profits, and the ability of mental health professionals to get paid for their work by picking a code out of the APA's bible. Frances himself is not suggesting that the APA stop the"bullshit"—only that it proceed a little more carefully. He regrets that DSM-IV, the revision he oversaw, precipitated a40-fold explosion in diagnoses of bipolar disorder in children, who ended up taking powerful psychotropic drugs with uncertain long-term effects "even if they had never had a manic episode and were too young to have shown the pattern of mood change associated with the disease." He worries that something similar might happen if DSM-5 includes a "pre-psychotic" disorder that psychiatrists will be keen to treat preventively with drugs. In a2009 Psychiatric Times essay, Frances warned that an emphasis on early intervention would encourage the "wholesale imperial medicalization of normality," producing "a bonanza for the pharmaceutical industry" while imposing on patients the "high price[of] adverse effects, dollars, and stigma." Robert Spitzer, the lead editor of DSM-III, seems to have similar concerns about reckless definitions, complaining that the revision process has been excessively secretive.

For his part, Greenberg, a psychotherapist and the author ofManufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease, walks to the precipice of calling psychiatry a pseudoscience before turning back:

The authority of any doctor depends on their ability to name a patient's suffering. For patients to accept a diagnosis, they must believe that doctors know—in the same way that physicists know about gravity or biologists about mitosis—that their disease exists and that they have it. But this kind of certainty has eluded psychiatry, and every fight over nomenclature threatens to undermine the legitimacy of the profession by revealing its dirty secret: that for all their confident pronouncements, psychiatrists can't rigorously differentiate illness from everyday suffering. This is why, as one psychiatrist wrote after the APA voted homosexuality out of the DSM, "there is a terrible sense of shame among psychiatrists, always wanting to show that our diagnoses are as good as the scientific ones used in real medicine."

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