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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 11:31 AM

13. Yes. And most--MOST--of the psychiatrists on the DSM committee have ties

to Big Pharma. Hell yes, it's a pill-pushing move. And a political move.

The committee on Sexual Disorders has a prosecutor sitting on the board. He has no medical qualifications, but is there to help make sure the Sexual Disorders section is written in such a way as to be maximally useful in the post-sentence commitment of sex offenders, making it easier to establish that they have "mental disorders" that qualify them for commitment after the get out of prison. Medical "science" is being bent to fit prosecutorial needs.

I have known about this for a long time, but the true significance of it didn't hit me until I just wrote that. Holy shit.

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