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Analysis Too Much Medicine

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: are we helping or harming?

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6172 (Published 05 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6172

Re: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: are we helping or harming?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by The American Psychiatric Association (APA) contains a growing number of dubious, if not ludicrous, psychiatric disorders that parallel and promote a growing number of dubious, if not dangerous, psychiatric drugs produced by Big Pharma, thus suggesting that DSM and APA serve Big Pharma, not the public. Psychiatry stigmatizes, and Big Pharma commercializes.

Competing interests: I have a self-published e-book called "Peace Poetry & The LOVE Diet", which promotes peace, simplifies health, and demystifies addiction.

07 November 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA