Gun control, mental health, and the end of the Second Amendment
With all of this talk about gun control and mental health, I would suggest people look into what, exactly, mental disorders are, now, according to the new DSM 5, because no one will be allowed to own a gun if the feds pass mental health and reporting standards according to it.
Dr. Allen Frances writes that the American Psychiatric Association approval of the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual this past weekend marks “a sad day for psychiatry.“
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: DSM 5 will turn temper tantrums into a mental disorder.
Normal grief will become Major Depressive Disorder.
The everyday forgetting characteristic of old age will now be misdiagnosed as Minor Neurocognitive Disorder.
DSM 5 will likely trigger a fad of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder.
First time substance abusers will be lumped in definitionally in with hard core addicts.
DSM 5 has created a slippery slope by introducing the concept of Behavioral Addictions that eventually can spread to make a mental disorder of everything we like to do.
DSM 5 obscures the already fuzzy boundary been Generalized Anxiety Disorder and the worries of everyday life.
DSM 5 has opened the gate even further to the already existing problem of misdiagnosis of PTSD.
See: Critic calls American Psychiatric Assoc. approval of DSM-V “a sad day for psychiatry” – http://www.healthnewsreview.org/2012/12/critic-calls-american-psychiatric-assoc-approval-of-dsm-v-a-sad-day-for-psychiatry/
“The gun control bill lets doctors put your name in the national criminal background check system without telling you. Can the government say you’re crazy and take your guns? It’s already happening.”
See: Toomey-Manchin Lets Doctors Block Your Gun Rights – http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/041613-652128-mental-health-exploited-for-gun-control.htm
“Beware the DSM-5, the soon-to-be-released fifth edition of the “psychiatric bible,” the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. The odds will probably be greater than 50 percent, according to the new manual, that you’ll have a mental disorder in your lifetime.
“Although fewer than 6 percent of American adults will have a severe mental illness in a given year, according to a 2005 study, many more—more than a quarter each year—will have some diagnosable mental disorder. That’s a lot of people. Almost 50 percent of Americans (46.4 percent to be exact) will have a diagnosable mental illness in their lifetimes, based on the previous edition, the DSM-IV. And the new manual will likely make it even “easier” to get a diagnosis.”
See: Abnormal Is the New Normal: Why will half of the U.S. population have a diagnosable mental disorder? – http://tinyurl.com/cmrgd9c
See: Sandy Hook, gun control, mental health, and the federal government – http://wp.me/pPnn7-26Z
“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. Their very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level with those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals. But to be punished, however severely, because we have deserved it, because we ‘ought to have known better’, is to be treated as a human person made in God’s image.” ~ C. S. Lewis
“The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment”, by C.S. Lewis –http://www.angelfire.com/pro/lewiscs/humanitarian.html