Why do some of us become dissident mental health professionals?


Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

As someone who worked the trenches of the system, I appreciate this piece by Bruce Levine:

7 Reasons America’s Mental Health Industry Is a Threat to Our Sanity

The majority of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals “go along to get along” and maintain a status quo that includes drug company corruption, pseudoscientific research and a “standard of care” that is routinely damaging and occasionally kills young children. If that sounds hyperbolic, then you probably have not heard of Rebecca Riley, and how the highest levels of psychiatry described her treatment as “appropriate and within responsible professional standards.”read the rest

In a nutshell the seven reasons:

1. Corruption by Big Pharma
2. Invalid Illnesses and Disorders
3. Scientifically Unreliable Diagnoses
4. Biochemical Imbalance Mumbo Jumbo
5. Pseudoscientific Drug Effectiveness Research
7. Diversion from Societal, Cultural and Political Sources of Misery

Read the rest here.

Bruce E. Levine,

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