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Rise in deaths of mental health patients needs investigating, says MP

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i518 (Published 26 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i518

Psychiatric Disorders: Fact or Fiction


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: No competing interests

29 January 2016
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA