Psychiatry is Vexing Americans and Subverting Freedom

by James Bovard

“Psychiatry is ruining more lives than ever before. The New York Times recently showcased psychiatric ‘prevalence inflation’ — a vast increase in reported mental illness among teenagers because they are encouraged to view normal symptoms as grave maladies requiring intervention. … Hungarian-American psychiatrist Thomas Szasz warned in the last century, ‘Psychiatrists manufacture mental diagnoses the way the Vatican manufactures saints.’ But Szasz’s deft ridicule did nothing to prevent a sham stampede.” (05/13/24)