DSM/Psychopolitics

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 […]

DSM – American Psychological Association removes Asperger’s syndrome from diagnostic manuals

DSM – American Psychological Association removes Asperger’s syndrome from diagnostic manuals

American Psychological Association removes Asperger’s syndrome from diagnostic manuals By Kimber Streams on December 3, 2012 11:37 am Email @kimberstreams11COMMENTS The American Psychological Association will be removing Asperger’s syndrome — a form of autism characterized by high intelligence and extremely specialized knowledge, coupled with a lack of social skills — from the newest version of its DSM-5 diagnostic manual. Asperger’s syndrome, which […]

DSM-5 Field Trials Discredit the American Psychiatric Association

DSM-5 Field Trials Discredit the American Psychiatric Association

DSM-5 Field Trials Discredit the American Psychiatric Association Allen Frances Professor Emeritus, Duke University DSM-5 Field Trials Discredit the American Psychiatric Association   The $3 million DSM-5 Field Trials have been a pure disaster from start to finish. First, there was the poor choice of design. The study restricted itself to reliability — the measurement of diagnostic […]