Yoda: Bruce Levine on Resisting Illegitimate Authority (and Mis-Diagnosis of ADHD, PTSD and Other Mental “Illnesses”)

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Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

Bruce Levine, PhD

“In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians, and (2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not.

Video and Book Below the Fold

Mad in America examines how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects.A haunting, deeply compassionate book-now revised with a new introduction-Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, the meaning of “insanity,” and what we value most about the human mind.