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”

A ’10 Things List’ for Mental Health Month

Ten Things You Can Do for Your Mental Health Try these tips to help find the right balance in your life. 1. Value yourself: Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, plant a garden, take danceContinue reading “A ’10 Things List’ for Mental Health Month”