Open letter to DSM-5

We believe that the risks posed by DSM-5, as outlined below, only highlight the need for a descriptive and empirical approach that is unencumbered by previous deductive and theoretical models.

The long and winding road…

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. I saw this quote shared and attributed to the Dalai Lama. When I looked it up in order to share it here on Beyond Meds I found that it's likely wrongly attributed to the Dalai... Continue Reading →

Mental health professionals along with police, teachers and the corporate press are the guards of the system

"I am a clinical psychologist, and Zinn is correct that mental health professionals also serve as guards who are given small rewards to keep the system going. The corporatocracy demands that psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals assist people’s adjustment to the status quo, regardless of how dehumanizing the status quo has become. Prior to the 1980s, mental health professionals such as Erich Fromm (1900–1980) were concerned by this “adjustment to what?” problem. However, in recent years there has been decreasing awareness among mental health professionals about their guard role, even though today some of the best financial packages offered to us are from the growing U.S. prison system and U.S. military."

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