As we prepare for the release of the The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, (DSM V). It continues to amaze me how we all buy into the idea that we are what we are diagnosed. The following is correspondence by one of the formats experts in the field of “Stimulant Treatment”. Despite the fact that the numbers are decreasing annually of people utilizing these drugs illegally, we have not even scratched the surface of the issue.
“The “disorder” sold to the drug company called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD is the link purchased by the drug industry to cash in on third party payments. The true diagnosis did not exist till after the drugs of speed type were developed. Psychiatry is the only medical profession that sells “disorders” to label patients AFTER the drug label is released for distribution .
The Diagnostic Manual increases massively with all the new drugs and the American Psychiatric Association collects the cash for the listings. Once labeled the electronic tattoo stigmatizes the person for life and teaches them they have an incurable “disorder” that requires speed to make them feel “normal”. This created a whole generation of people who established the MDMA, Amphetamine, and Cocaine market of the the 1980’s and ongoing. Estimates of up to 1/3 of school children are labeled and the drugs are given every day in school Ritalin and other stimulants later MDMA, Cocaine, and Amphetamines.
The label on the bottle has to the same as the label on the child. Then the cash begins to roll in millions of dollars a day.
Once labels are place they stay there for life totally unquestioned justified guaranteed renewals and cash flow regardless of the effects on the children and people involved.”
Arden Gifford, MD
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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