Broadcast 1/5/2016 at 2:13 PM EST (3 Listens, 6 Downloads, 2005 Itunes)
The Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show Podcast
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Allen Frances, M.D., was chair of the DSM-IV Task Force and of the department of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. He is currently professor emeritus at Duke.
Rough interview Notes
What is the DSM 4, DSM5 why are they important
What was your experience that got you in charge of DSM 4?
HOw many billions of dollars will big Pharma depend on DSM5
Seven percent of population is addicted to prescription drugs.
You've written about your problems with the research-- quality concerns"
Huge false positive rate.
any year 20% of population have psychiatric diagnosis
25% of the 20% are severe diagnosis.
83% of kids, by age 21 will qualify for mental disorder".
Worst diagnoses in terms of stigmatizing people are"
Going on a psychiatric medication should be considered as seriously as who you marry. So how do people become smart consumers-- especially when they are suffering, have gone to their GP and have been offered some free samples and a prescription for a psychiatric disorder?
Drug industry spends $30 billion a year in advertising.
Consumers shouldn't trust the commercials.
I understand that in other countries, medications are not as highly emphasized" and
Rates of child bipolar disorder diagnosis have jumped 40 times.
Result has been an enormous overuse of drugs in kids.
One of the worst fads in psychiatric diagnosis
Being put on psychiatric medications can reduce your lifespan.
What percent of the people being put on anti-psychotics don't need them?
20% of anxiety disorders are being put on anti-psychotics.
IF someone is put on a medication they don't need, what are the adverse side effects, the iatrogenic effects?
Xanax over prescribed in primary care.
Narcotic Prescription medications-- in many cases replacing street narcotics.A huge problem in the military. 8%, about 110,000 are on psychotropic drugs.
What about kids being put on stimulant drugs for ADHD?
IF you medicate a kid with anti ADD stimulants, there are risks as well.
30% of college kids and 10% of high school kids have used someone else's stimulant medications.
What are the worst psychiatric diagnosis fads?
How will the expansion of diagnoses and psychiatric prescriptions change the American Culture?
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