Depression Screening â€“ A Cruel Fraud; Exposing â€œNational Depression Screening Dayâ€
This year, National Depression Screening Day is on Thursday, October 7. Its purpose is to refer people for psychiatric treatment, which means the prescription of harmful and addictive psychiatric drugs.
In 1991, the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) began organizing a “National Depression Screening Day” to encourage family doctors to diagnose depression more often in their patients and to refer them to psychiatrists. The Depression Screening Day was initiated with funds from pharmaceutical companies that have continued to fund it each year.
This is a warning: depression screening is bogus â€” cashing in on people’s problems in life to get them onto psychiatric drugs and increase drug sales.
Depression screening is the effort of the psychiatric industry,Â using drug company money, to forward their own unscientific and destructive agenda.Â Depression screeningÂ is based on psychiatry’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which reliesÂ on American Psychiatric Association member votes (opinions only) on whether to call a list of symptoms a “disorder” â€” something that real medicine would never do. Without these fraudulent diagnoses, pharmaceutical companies could not make psychiatric drugs.
CCHR says that people need to be protected from the risks and human rights violations that can occur because of the DSM, and which are now heightened because of the vested influence of pharmaceutical interests on the decision making process for mental disorders.
Psychiatric adverstising that claims a biological basis to depression and that treatment can “restore brain cell connections and lead to recovery” is disease mongering, psychiatric fraud, and misleads vulnerable people in need of real help into thinking that a mind-altering drug can fix their problems in life.
The FDA warns these drugs cause hostility, agitation, mania and suicide. IfÂ you knowÂ someone who is taking a psychiatric drug from which they have suffered an adverse side effect, they should report this to the FDA MedWatch site.
If you are asked to screen your teenage son or daughter, and a screening procedure called “TeenScreen” or similar is to be used, ask them to explain why the psychiatrist who invented this says there is a potential 84% failure rate in correctly identifying someone at risk of suicide.Â Before agreeing to any screening, ask those doing the testingÂ toÂ conduct a physical test â€” x-ray, blood, urine or other bodily test â€” that would be necessary to show that depression is a “medical” (i.e. physical) disease in the brain, or are theyÂ relying on a list of personal questions (opinion) only.Â For more information about this bogus program, visit this site.