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quote: "The Commission also concluded that the roles played by states must be central to the transformation process, but states must rely heavily upon the involvement of consumers in research, planning, and evaluation activities. At the same time, the coordinated efforts of more than 25 Federal agencies must undergird and reinforce the states’ processes. Every adult with a serious mental illness or child with a serious emotional disturbance must have an individualized plan of care coordinating services among programs and across agencies. Every state must have a comprehensive mental health plan, the ownership of which is shared by all state agencies impacting the care of persons with serious mental illnesses."
Originally posted by muppet
Here's the final report :-
Check out goal 4. This is for real...
related thread :-
Including "social and emotional check-ups" in primary health care.
LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER
Bush to screen population for mental illness
Sweeping initiative links diagnoses to treatment with specific drugs
Posted: June 21, 2004
5:00 p.m. Eastern
© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com
President Bush plans to unveil next month a sweeping mental health initiative that recommends screening for every citizen and promotes the use of expensive antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs favored by supporters of the administration.
But what does W. propose to remedy this situation? He is asking Congress to create a new fund - a federal investment - that would go directly to rehabilitation centers and businesses to develop and produce such equipment. Here is the clincher: these organizations will get money to pay staff and develop products while disabled people who absolutley need them will have to purchase the equipment by taking out low-interest loans. The developers get the government money outright, while the disabled person must pay for the product they produce using taxpayer dollars.
The Commission based its entire findings on the definition of mental illness as defined by psychiatry's billing bible, the DSM. The DSM contains hundreds of psychiatric mental "disorders" which are a list of behavioral symptoms that are literally voted into existence and inserted into the DSM. Such diagnoses include "Caffeine-Related Disorder," "Mathematics Disorder," "Disorder of Written Expression," and the all-encompassing "Phase of Life Problem." These "disorders" are simply a classification of symptoms that are drastically different from, and foreign to, anything in medicine.
• To give an example of this so-called science, consider the following mental "disorder" taken directly out of the DSM:
Billing Code Number 313.9
"Disorder of Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescents, Not Otherwise Specified"
(The entire diagnostic criteria listed in the DSM for this category is as follows)
"This category is a residual category for disorders with onset in infancy, childhood, or adolescents that do not meet criteria for any specific disorder in the Classification."