Recently USA Today ran an article about a new app called “WhatsMyM3”. This is an app designed to determine if you are at risk for depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). It is not based on any medical or scientific testing and is entirely subjective, leading the person straight into the hands of mental health practitioners.
Many psychiatrists assert that mental illness is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. But there are no medical tests to prove this. Chemical imbalance is a theory that does not hold up to intense scientific scrutiny.
The condition of Bipolar in Children and teenagers has seen a huge diagnosis increase in the past decade. In fact, it has increased by 40 times. During this same time, the diagnosis of adult bipolar disorder doubled.
In life, we experience a wide range of feelings – grief, boredom, happiness, anger and
hopelessness, to name a few. These are all normal emotions that people feel
depending on the situations they are faced with each day.
The number of children being diagnosed with autism is ever increasingly on the rise. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently reported that autism is almost twice as common as it was five years ago.
The dangers of food dyes cause symptoms in children that are the same exact symptoms listed as “ADHD”.
Being depressed can be dangerous. Far beyond the upset caused by being down in the dumps, being depressed can make a person subject to intense scrutiny by not only the
psychiatric profession at large, but also the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Personality disorders, mental disorders and mental illnesses are all terms to designate some kind of supposed abnormal behavior that needs to be treated. At least, that is what a psychiatrist would say. But who is to say what is normal and what constitutes a so-called disorder?