miércoles, 29 de mayo de 2013

Hacer dinero con la enfermedad mental ADHD / Corporates cashing in on mental-health diagnosis

ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease” 

Así se expresó Leon Eisenberg, padre del trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad (ADHD).

Sin embargo...

Since 1968, however, some 40 years, Leon Eisenberg’s “disease” haunted the diagnostic and statistical manuals, first as “hyperkinetic reaction of childhood”, now called “ADHD”. 

The use of ADHD medications in Germany rose in only eighteen years from 34 kg (in 1993) to a record of no less than 1760 kg (in 2011) – which is a 51-fold increase in sales! 

In the United States every tenth boy among ten year-olds already swallows an ADHD medication on a daily basis. With an increasing tendency. (Más)

Ahora, cada vez más y más, se denuncian los "lazos" de la "big pharma" con los "decisores" en las pautas del diagnóstico...y medicamentalización.

A recent study showed that ‘some of the most conflicted panels are those for which drugs represent the first line of treatment, with two-thirds of the mood disorders panel, 83 per cent of the psychotic disorders panel and 100 per cent of the sleep disorders panel disclosing “ties to the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the medications used to treat these disorders or to companies that service the pharmaceutical industry.”’ 

 Angry at the scandal, over 10,000 mental health professionals have signed a letter against DSM-5. Allan Frances, the author of DSM-4 and a psychiatrist with 45 years’ experience, is deeply opposed to the changes

 Stooping this low would not be new for ‘Big Pharma.’ Between 1994 and 2005, large pharmaceutical companies spent over $1.3 billion on lobbying politicians in the US alone. Only last week it was revealed that Western pharmaceutical companies used Communist East Germany for illegal drug trials in state-run hospitals in which several test subjects died. These companies do not have our best interests at heart. 

 In a world where most people assume that the development of new drugs can only ever be positive, they have the power to mass-medicate our entire society. If they can use their influence to convince you that a state of mind is a mental illness, they can sell you something to make it better. (Más)

Nota del editor:

Días atrás compartí en Plasencia con Enrique Gavilán (amigo de tiempo) en la entrega de premios del I Festival de cortos Polimedicado. Sirva esta nota como solidaridad y reconocimiento ante los desproporcionados ataques que le vienen dedicando a consecuencia de su intervención en "Salvados"

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