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    A Mother's Day Manifesto for Grieving Mothers

    Mother’s Day Manifesto for Grieving Mothers | Psychology Today I am not a mum but found this interesting and relevant as is Mother's Day today in the US. Apparently according to the DSM 5 you have to be over grief in two weeks now for it not to be considered a mental illness. :(
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    Mr. is not up to snuff ... or stuff

    The Debut: Sesame Street - Snuffy's debut - YouTube This episode of sesame street was written in the big book of psychiatry (The DSM) and was brought to you by the number 1 and the dollar bill .. $1. Now stick out your tongue and say "Awe .... Thanks!"
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    What Do the DSM, Elvis Presley, and Dionysus Have in Common?

    'To a classicist (a professor of Greek and Latin, like me), the psychotic illnesses detailed in the pages of the DSM look like nothing but the main characters of the classical tragedies of ancient Greece, only born anew under medicalized names'. What Do the DSM, Elvis Presley, and Dionysus Have...
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    Talk by Dr James Davies, 7 June in London: The DSM – A Great Work or Fiction?

    Talk by Dr James Davies, 7 June in London: The DSM – A Great Work or Fiction? Talk by Dr James Davies, 7 June in London: The DSM - A Great Work or Fiction? |
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    Time to Abolish Psychiatric Diagnosis?

    Abolishing Diagnosis | Psychiatric Diagnosis | Mad in America Lucy Johnstone January 1, 2013 I am delighted and honoured to join the distinguished group of correspondents on this website. It gives me the chance to explore a theme that has pre-occupied me for many years – how can we abolish...
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    DSM 5 being discussed on radio now.

    Victoria Derbyshire talking about diagnosis and DSM 5 on radio 5 live right now. Dr Lucy Johnston is on there putting forward the case that MH are all biologically based. She's had comment from Simon Wessley as well..... Nick Craddock also talking now...... Programme will be available to...
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    Mislabeling Medical Illness As Mental Disorder

    Many readers of my previous blog listing the ten worst suggestions in DSM 5 were shocked that I failed to mention an eleventh dangerous mistake- that DSM 5 will harm people who are medically ill by mislabeling their medical problems as mental disorder. They are absolutely right. I apologize for...
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    DSM 5 Will Further Inflate The ADD Bubble

    Criticism of proposals for ADD in DSM 5. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dsm5-in-distress/201108/dsm-5-will-further-inflate-the-add-bubble
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    Bipolar kids: Victims of the 'madness industry'?

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028151.900-bipolar-kids-victims-of-the-madness-industry.html by Jon Ronson, New Scientist, 8th June 2011 THERE'S a children's picture book in the US called Brandon and the Bipolar Bear. Brandon and his bear sometimes fly...
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    Reset Button for DSM Diagnosis? (Part 1)

    Mentions proposed changes for diagnosing personality disorders in the forthcoming Dsm V. http://scienceblogs.com/corpuscallosum/2009/04/reset_button_for_dsm_diagnosis.php