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At annual convention, psychiatrists collaborate on mental disease mongering to boost profits

6/8/2011 - While sipping drinks from coconut shells, psychiatrists from around the world recently met in Honolulu to discuss more ways to capitalize on human behavior and promote drug dependency. The occasion was the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), held in a Hawaiian convention center...

New psychiatric disorders flag normal human behaviors as "diseases"

3/2/2010 - The Disease Mongering Engine, which I invented a couple of years ago and posted on NaturalNews, was initially created as a joke to demonstrate the ridiculousness of the fictitious diseases that are constantly created by the psychiatric industry. This hilarious online disease generator (http://www.naturalnews.com/disease-mongering-engine.asp)...

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part V

8/28/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html), Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)...

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part IV

8/27/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html) and Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)....

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part III

7/31/2009 - This is part three of a four-part investigative article series by award-winning journalist Evelyn Pringle. Read part one (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html) or part two here (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html). In an article titled, "Disorders...

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part II

7/27/2009 - This is part two of an investigative series on The Mothers Act by Evelyn Pringle. Read part one here: http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html The Mothers Act legislation specifically defines the term "postpartum conditions" as "postpartum depression" or "postpartum psychosis." Use...

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part I

7/16/2009 - The Mothers Act represents the ultimate example of disease mongering at its worst because the eight-year attempt to pass this federal legislation has evolved into profiteering never before exhibited so conspicuously. Disease mongering "is the selling of sickness that widens the boundaries of illness...

Cholesterol Disease Mongering Reaches New Low with Statin Drug Push For 8-Year-Olds

7/8/2008 - In the latest example of absurd disease mongering to receive widespread media attention, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee has announced that infants as young as two years old need to be screened for high cholesterol, and children as young as eight years old should be put on prescription...

Incessant disease mongering turns Americans into profit-generating guinea pigs for Big Pharma (opinion)

5/26/2007 - Disease mongering - the practice of pushing disease in order to sell more drugs - has become so routine and so successful in modern medicine that drug companies actually depend on inventing new diseases as a way to ensure future profits. It's not enough to sell drugs to people who are truly sick, you...

Health guru launches online Disease Mongering Engine that instantly generates hilarious fictitious disease names

3/6/2007 - An online tool published today allows users to instantly generate fictitious disease names and descriptions based on terminology commonly used in describing psychiatric or behavioral disorders. The "Disease Mongering Engine" is available at www.NaturalNews.com/Disease-Mongering-Engine.asp and randomly...

Psychiatry's latest disease mongering scheme: Compulsive shopping called a disease requiring "treatment"

10/18/2006 - If you've ever bought items that you really didn't need, or bought huge quantities of items based on large discounts or other factors, some may brand you a "shopaholic." Now, some psychiatrists are pushing to label excessive shopping a mental imbalance that needs to be treated with prescription drugs. There...

Celebrity-endorsed ADHD "educational ad" spreads Big Pharma disease mongering across internet

9/22/2006 - On Tuesday, NaturalNews reported that an ad for the ADHD medicine Adderall -- endorsed by "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" star and ADHD sufferer Ty Pennington -- was being prominently displayed on Amazon.com's home page, and invited visitors to participate in a "Amazon survey" to determine how much...

Outrage! Preschoolers used as guinea pigs in psychotropic drug tests

5/18/2006 - As ClinicalTrials.gov reveals, in 2005, Massachusetts General Hospital conducted an 8-week trial study that recruited children as young as four years old to be drugged and monitored, including having their blood drawn, to see if their tiny four-year-old bodies would tolerate a powerful psychotropic...

Disease mongering Restless Legs Syndrome: A case study of how the media helps make people sick (PLoS Medicine)

5/11/2006 - Life can be hard. Sometimes you feel sad or distracted or anxious. Or maybe you feel a compelling urge to move your legs. But does that mean you are sick? Does it mean you need medication? Maybe, maybe not. For some people, symptoms are severe enough to be disabling. But for many others with milder...

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