A new Brain disease called Internet-Use Disorder!! Bring on more anti-depressants!!
We are all Potential New Patients Now (if you're not one already).
I've admitted to my addiction to Daily Kos (can you?), now there will be a Pill Cure!! Yippee! A Cure! A Cure...OY!
“Think twice the next time you play a videogame or surf the Net: ‘Internet-use disorder’ is set to be added to the list of mental illnesses in the worldwide psychiatric manual. Kids are identified as being especially at risk. The international mental health encyclopedia known as the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM-IV) will include Internet-use disorder as a condition “recommended for further study” in its forthcoming May 2013 edition. Psychologists believe that Internet addiction should be categorized like other addiction disorders as it has similar symptoms, including emotional shutdown, lack of concentration and withdrawal...”
Can you see how Big Pharma is not our Friend?
Gosh, I can already see all the New Side-Effect Diseases coming: Amazon Allergy, FaceBook Fugue, Political Polio, Nintendo Neuralgia, DailyKos Diarreah, Pie Ala Modual Tumors, Redstate Shingles, Republican Gerd, Christian Cancer, Delusional Dianetics. Hey, this is Fun:)
(Feel Free to add your disease to the mix..)
Money, money, money...
There's a new Documentary coming out Oct 5th called 'Escape Fire'.
"Escape Fire" describes how health care in America has turned into a business, how the quest for money has hurt the quality of care provided to patients and how it has kept millions of us from having access to even mediocre care.
As a consequence of allowing this to happen, our system has become littered with perverse incentives, such as paying for medications and procedures that address only the symptoms but not the underlying causes of illness and disease, and not paying for prevention. Because of those perverse incentives, we have a system that rewards quantity instead of quality and that leads to unnecessarily expensive and often harmful overtreatment. And we spend enormous amounts of money on the latest high tech equipment but give short shrift to high-touch care, which in many cases is exactly what the patient needs.
I have my absentee ballot. I am voting for Obama, but once this longest political campaign in history is over with, I will be devoting my precious time to attacking Citizen United and the Greedy Corporate Government Control that HAS SHACKLED ALL OF US in one way or another, particularly the Big Pharma Cartel.
No Prescribed Drug should be near impossible to get off of!!
Come on people, control thyself!