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CCHR Says New Mental Health Study on College Age Students Misleading
Date:12/24/2008

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) claims that a new mental health study on college-aged students published in the Archives of General Psychiatry is misleading by describing substance abuse as a mental illness to encourage the use of psychiatric drugs.

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) December 24, 2008 -- The Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) warns that a new study, "Mental Health of College Students and Their Non-College-Attending Peers," published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, is an attempt by the mental health industry to further broaden the definitions of mental disorders by including "substance abuse" and "nicotine dependence" as mental illnesses in order to push psychiatric drug use and claim that over half the individuals surveyed qualified as having a psychiatric disorder.

The "Mental Health of College Students and Their Non-College-Attending Peers" study co-author, Mark Olfson, is a professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. He is currently contributing to the theory that half of college aged adults are mentally ill, as reported in the December 2007 edition of The American Journal of Psychiat
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