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This talk will reflect on the release of the DSM 5 (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for psychiatry and psychology; the bible for the mental health industry. The DSM has caused great concerns from the critically minded because they see the continued hegemony of the pharmaceutical-medical complex and the medicalization of the human being for the purposes (purposes being control of the people) of dominant culture and industrial civilization. Here is an article to consider: http://madness.hypotheses.org/398
Questions: Why has the DSM contiuned to grow in size? Are we turning all human behavior into pathology? Have the researchers made new discoveries or just invented more categories? Why does our culture buy into this questionable approach to human problems? Corporations intentionally decimate species daily, decimate the land, and the decimate human beings for profit and we hear nothing from mental health practioners. Why??? I will tell you why...
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