Scientific Community Finally Admits: No Medical Tests Exist for Mental Disorders

In an article written by Kelly Patricia O’Meara at The Citizen’s Commission for Human Rights website:

Call it an awakening. Slowly, ever so slowly, the scientific community finally is acknowledging what the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog, has been exposing since 1969—that psychiatric disorders are not verifiable medical conditions, that the diagnosis is based solely on a checklist of behaviors, and that the drug “treatments” have serious, life-threatening effects. …

Not long ago Allen Frances, a psychiatrist and former DSM-IV Task Force Chairman, admitted “There are no objective tests in psychiatry—no X-ray, laboratory or exam finding that says definitively that someone does or does not have a mental disorder…. There is no definition of mental disorder. It’s bull…I mean you just can’t define it.”

To add credence to CCHR’s work and Frances’s revelations, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Thomas Insel, last year openly criticized the latest version of the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5, saying, “The weakness is its lack of validity. Unlike our definitions of ischemic heart disease, lymphoma, or AIDS, the DSM diagnoses are based on a consensus about clusters of clinical symptoms, not any objective laboratory measure.” Insel concluded, “Patients with mental disorders deserve better.”

Check out the full article here.

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