(NaturalNews) The U.K. National Health Service (NHS) has decided to turn its health care system into a giant game where doctors who recruit the most new mental patients win cash prizes. The equivalent of over $243 million is set to be divied out based on which general practitioners (GP) garner the most new business in the mental health field, an effort that is sure to add thousands of new people, including young children, into the category of having mental diseases.
The effort, say authorities, is to help craft a better preventive approach to mental health by catching problems early, and thus saving money in the long term. Sources say NHS currently spends the equivalent of over $16 billion a year treating mental health disorders. So by helping people early, overall costs will subside, so they say.
But the endeavor also has the potential to tag thousands of otherwise healthy people as mentally ill, which will plunge them into various therapies, including drug interventions, for disorders they likely do not even have. Everything from getting angry to excessive emailing is now considered to be a sign of mental illness, and the list of "disorders" continues to grow. Just last year, psychiatrists even tried to say that choosing to eat healthy foods is a mental disorder (http://www.naturalnews.com/029098_orthorexia...).
And now, U.K. GPs will be able to rake in a whole lot of dough for recruiting new mental health patients into the tangled, fraudulent web of psychiatric medicine and treatments. The contest is a perfect opportunity to recategorize potentially millions of ordinary folks as having made-up diseases so they can begin to undergo things like "cognitive behavioral therapy" (CBT), as well as take extensive drug regimens that mellow out the brain and induce conformity.