Texting is not a Mental "disorder" Take Your Mental Disorders and Your Psych Drugs and Your UnScientific Diagnostic & Statistical Manual and Shove Them! sign now

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is now considering a new disorder to be included in their Insurance Billing Bible - the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM):

The new mental disorder? Too much e-mailing and text messaging!

Their current version, the DSM IV has ridiculous disorders that psychiatrists voted on at their annual meetings. Yes, voted on them! Some of the goofy disorders the psychiatrists list in the DSM IV are:

* Poor handwriting-- Disorder of Written Expression
* Coffee drinking -- Caffeine Addiction Disorder
* Sleeplessness after too much Coffee -- Caffeine Induced Sleep Disorder
* Jet Lag -- Sleep Disorder
* Smoking -- Nicotine Dependence Disorder
* Quitting Smoking -- Nicotine Withdrawal Disorder
* Snoring -- Breathing Related Sleep Disorder
* Teenage staying out late at night -- Conduct Disorder
* Teenage Rebellion -- Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Psychiatrists have promised, with each new edition of the DSM, scientific research backing up their claims for all their newly invented "mental illnesses" listed in the DSM but it never arrives.

"Psychiatrists have been searching for more than a century for some biological marker for mental disease, to little avail." Benedict Carey, June 14, 2005, New York Times

"Only in psychiatry is the existence of physical disease determined by APA presidential proclamations, by committee decisions, and even, by a vote of the members of APA..." Peter Breggin, Toxic Psychiatry


Therefore:

We, the reporters who constantly text our stories to our editors;

We, the business owners who text our employees while on a business trips;

We, the Congressional Aides who have our Blackberrys plastered to our fingertips;

We, the cell phone manufacturers - text messaging is cool and profitable!

We, the Moms who text message our children: "Where are you?... Do you know what time it is?"

We, the husbands who once a day text our wives "I love you";

We, the kids who know that texting is cool and fun;

We, the citizens of the United States who are sick and tired of your bogus, dangerous and self serving fraudulent enterprise;

Do hereby tell the American Psychiatric Association and the blood thirsty, money sucking psych drug manufacturers:

Texting is not a Mental "disorder". Take Your Mental Disorders and Your Psych Drugs and Your Unscientific Diagnostic & Statistical Manual and Shove Them!

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