The Drug Of The Psychotropic Drug Market Essay

922 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
The psychotropic drug market, one of which that has only come to existence a few decades ago, has boomed into a massive industry with billion dollar profits. Pharmaceutical drug companies used distinct marketing tactics in order to lure in potential clients to be prescribed their drugs. With the highest priority of pharmaceutical companies being profit, the public health of United States citizens is at risk. The psychotropic drugs prescribed by professionals paid by these companies cause many unknown side effects to its patients and therefore cause more health problems than the patient before the drug was taken. The increase of harmful side effects makes the patients receive medical treatment for health issues brought on by taking a psychotropic drug, causing healthcare spending to increase. To begin, in 1967 a group of leading psychiatrists met in Puerto Rico. The goal of their meeting was to plan to create a range drugs to regulate all aspects of human behavior by the year 2000. Since that time, psychiatrists have made up diseases of common occurrences of human feelings and emotions, which could be treated by the drugs the pharmaceutical companies are selling. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is a book of common observations by a group of psychiatrists that gives the observation a name and number and then is considered a new disease. Over time, the book has increased from a couple hundred pages to over eight hundred pages of diseases to diagnose and then to…

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