Thursday, March 4, 2010

Don't Let Amer Psych Assoc take away protection from abused kids

American Psychiatric Association considering adding "Parental Alienation" to the Diagnosticians book. This will devastate women who are trying to protect their children from abuse! Read more!

To all advocates who seek justice for battered mothers and their children:

I am writing you, the leaders of various groups that represent battered women, for your help in one of the most important matters we will address this year.  The American Psychiatric Association is considering adding Parental Alienation to the Diagnosticians book, which would legitimize this legal tactic into a real disorder.

Parental Alienation Syndrome has now morphed into Parental Alienation Disorder thanks to the fathers rights organizations who are wildly pushing this through, and why wouldn't they?  It benefits the abuser and discriminates against the victims of abuse, which are overwhelmingly women.

This gender specific, abuse excuse, junk science can not be allowed to enter into the scientific community as there is nothing scientific about a syndrome/disorder whose only symptoms are a uterus, divorce papers, and bruises.    I ask that you all to take action against legitimizing this outrageous theory by e-mailing the APA and asking your groups to do the same.  It can be 1 sentence or 100, but this must be addressed in a big way. 

Below is the e-mail address for the DSM5 committee and a link to the APA website.  The deadline for responses is April 20, 2010.


Information link:        

Hope to hear from you all soon.
Tracy Simmons, Advisor

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