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Operation Tomodachi  – What Happened To U.S. Service Members Suing For Fukushima Radiation Exposure?

Operation Tomodachi – What Happened To U.S. Service Members Suing For Fukushima Radiation Exposure?

Operation Tomodachi  – What Happened To U.S. Service Members Suing For Fukushima  Radiation Exposure? The headline pretty much says it. Per the most recent report that I can find, there was a court date scheduled for October, 2013. They will be in federal court in San Diego on Oct. 3 to fight a TEPCO motion for […]

Is Your Head In The Sand At Ground Zero? How To Get Fukushima Updates

Is Your Head In The Sand At Ground Zero? How To Get Fukushima Updates

Last night I happened to catch Ground Zero, with Clyde Lewis, as a show that normally I listen to at that time was airing a rebroadcast. I am grateful that finally he decided to cover this topic, yet I was shocked to realize that despite his claims of doing research all day (which quickly he […]

DxSummit.org A Global Platform for Rethinking Mental Health

DxSummit.org A Global Platform for Rethinking Mental Health

A Global Platform for Rethinking Mental Health New site. Check it out! http://dxsummit.org About Something new is happening in the world of mental health. In recent years, professionals from across the varied mental health disciplines—psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and others—have begun to ask questions about some of the basic […]

Diagnostic Manuals and New World Billing Codes: Can We Get Along?

Diagnostic Manuals and New World Billing Codes: Can We Get Along?

Diagnostic Manuals and New World Billing Codes: Can We Get Along? The answer is no. Explaining how this is so in a blog is not realistic. It reminds me of when I was struggling with long-forgotten skills in advanced research design and analysis: As difficult as the statistics were, I had to take the word […]

DSM 5 in Distress: How Psychologists Can Help Correct DSM 5

DSM 5 in Distress: How Psychologists Can Help Correct DSM 5

How Psychologists Can Help Correct DSM5 A review of Problems in DSM 5. Published on March 6, 2010 by Allen J. Frances, M.D. in DSM5 in Distress http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/more-diagnosis/201003/how-psychologists-can-help-correct-dsm5?page=2 The options being considered for DSM5 have finally been posted. Unfortunately, only a two month period has been allotted for comments from the field. The first draft […]

DSM-5 Has Gone to Press Containing a Major Scientific Gaffe

DSM-5 Has Gone to Press Containing a Major Scientific Gaffe

DSM-5 Has Gone to Press Containing a Major Scientific Gaffe http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/side-effects/201302/dsm-5-has-gone-press-containing-major-scientific-gaffe When DSM-5 is published three months from now, in the middle of May, it will contain at least one major scientific gaffe. The Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association voted to include a definition of Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD) so broad and over-inclusive that […]

Is PTSD Contagious?

Is PTSD Contagious?

Is PTSD Contagious? It’s rampant among returning vets—and now their spouses and kids are starting to show the same symptoms. —By Mac McClelland | January/February 2013 Issue 47 Katie, Caleb, and Brannan Vines Photos by Brady Fontenot Brannan Vines has never been to war. But she’s got a warrior’s skills: hyperawareness, hypervigilance, adrenaline-sharp quick-scanning for […]