Monday, February 20, 2012

The New! Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

medicine: 20 mg. Aripiprazole in the mornings.
diet: three to four meals a day
exercise: walking
weight: 136 lbs.
mood: okay
sleep: 8 hours

The New DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is coming out! at the end of 2012.

70% of the DSM taskforce has ties to the prescription pill and prescription injection industry.

"For Frances, the risk is that more children will be given antipsychotic medications.

'The huge weight gain associated with anti-psychotics means you are literally shortening people's lives and I just couldn't stand by and do nothing,' he says.

These drugs are the biggest selling class of prescription medications in the US, with more than $US14 billion in sales in 2008.

The most obese country in the world spends more on anti-psychotics than on cholesterol medication."

A new chapter for psychiatrist's bible

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