Frank, you are quite right. Psychiatric power is rooted in politics, in the LAWS based on skewed evidence from Big Pharma of the medicinal effects of drug “treatments” which have later been shown to have little or no value. There is absolutely no evidence that “mental disorders” are CAUSED by “chemical imbalances” in the brain. There are no biomarkers for DSM “diagnoses”. The serotonin hypothesis of depression was refuted years ago. The dopamine hypothesis of psychosis is more nuanced, since there appears to be a correlation between psychosis and high dopamine. It is a basic fact that correlation is not causation. High dopamine may well affect salience and cognition but there is NO evidence to show that the primary cause of psychosis is a permanently dysfunctional dopamine system. Instead, the most recent models of the dopamine hypothesis of psychosis show the picture is one of dopamine expression being the Final Common Pathway of a cascade of neurochemical events triggered by a wide range of social, environmental and psychological stressors: childhood trauma, poverty,loss, grief, shock, stress, drug abuse, torture, warfare etc. In other words, the most sensible explanation is that TRAUMA causes psychosis, triggering unusual activity and the release of dopamine. This is NOT a “permanent imbalance”. The primary cause of mental distress is not found in biological and genetic determinism, but in the specific social and environmental conditions of human life. The so-called “antipsychotic” drugs which affect dopamine receptors in neural synapses in the brain and many other neural receptors as well, are simply chemical straitjackets and cure nothing, despite minor changes in psychological scoresheets attributed to a sedating action. Long-term drug treatments have metabolic effects which are at the least debilitating, and at the worst lethal. There is no scientific justification for the forced and coerced involuntary drug treatment which is currently sanctioned and mandated by law for any person detained by the system. Institutional psychiatry has shown no sign of reforming itself despite the weight of evidence. Legislators must step up to the mark. The laws have to be changed. Forced drugging is a harmful violation of medical ethics and basic human rights. Where are the scientifically enlightened politicians brave enough to tackle this?