Chapter 3: Disease Mongering

An apparent flood of mental illness surrounds us.

Where is it coming from? Using their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, psychiatrists can label anyone walking the Earth today as mentally ill. Shyness—a common life situation—is now indexed under the label “Social Anxiety Disorder.”

No matter how huge the psychiatric drugging industry grows, psychiatrists are hard at work inventing new disorders to make it even larger. It’s a pill for every ill—and the public and patients are not being told how dangerous psychiatric drugs really are.

FACT: Since 1994, there has been a 4000% increase in the diagnosis of bipolar in children (in the United States). And the number of children prescribed antipsychotic drugs has leaped fivefold to an estimated 2.5 million.