Real Disease vs. Mental Disorder Psychiatric disorders are not medical diseases. There are no lab tests, brain scans, X-rays or chemical imbalance tests that can verify any mental disorder is a physical condition. This is not to say that people do not get depressed, or that people cant experience emotional or mental duress, but psychiatry has repackaged these emotions and behaviors as disease in order to sell drugs. This is a brilliant marketing campaign, but it is not science. I do not want my child on drugs, any drugs. Psychiatrists claim that brain scans now show brain changes that prove mental disorders, such as ADHD and bipolar, are brain-based. There is no scientific evidence to prove this NONE: it remains what the fine print in the studies tell you: suggests, may and it is hoped. Side Effects Psychiatrists cant predict what adverse side effects you might experience because not one of them knows how their drugs work. Psychotropic drugs are increasingly being exposed as chemical toxins with the power to kill. Psychiatrists claim their drugs save lives, but according to their own studies, psychotropic drugs can double the risk of suicide. Common and well-documented side effects of psychiatric drugs include mania, psychosis, hallucinations, depersonalization, suicidal ideation, heart attack, stroke and sudden death. Not only that, but The US Food and Drug Administration admits that probably one to ten percent of all the adverse drug effects are actually reported by patients or physicians. I had to get a lawyer to fight the school system, Im not a bad parent for not letting them turn my child into a chronic mental patient taking pills. I refuse, he is only 12 and needs time to learn and grow. My wife is quitting her job and we can fix this. He will be drug tested by us and us only. this is America. Im so upset.