DSM-5 And Somatic Symptom Disorder | Reblog

DSM-5 And Somatic Symptom Disorder | Mad In America. This has been my experience with too many clients to count or remember. I find it incredibly scary that many of my clients come away from a visit to a psychiatrist with a label, a prescription, and only occasionally, a referral to a therapist of someContinue reading “DSM-5 And Somatic Symptom Disorder | Reblog”

Normal or Pathology?

Since the DSM 5 has been published, I’ve done a lot of reading. The battle continues to wage between proponents and opponents of the latest incarnation of psychiatry’s “bible” and it doesn’t look to be resolved any time soon. For the record, I think of the DSM (in any of its flavours) as a tool,Continue reading “Normal or Pathology?”

The Dirtiest Word in the DSM |Reblog

The Dirtiest Word in the DSM. Noah Rubinstein of Good Therapy always has interesting things to say professionally, and he’s not afraid to tackle the hard stuff. I find myself agreeing with his take on disorders, labeling, and the pathologising of life experiences. Normalising is what we actually do. Or maybe I should just speakContinue reading “The Dirtiest Word in the DSM |Reblog”