My Two Cents in the Depression Debate

*Warning* This post might be long. I can’t promise it will all be worth reading, but I can tell you that there are at least two links included that are worthwhile. If I bore you (and I might), skip down and click through to the interesting stuff. Noah Rubinstein of GoodTherapy.org and ModernComments Blog writeContinue reading “My Two Cents in the Depression Debate”

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?”

Reblog | Updates to psychiatry’s guidebook – The Washington Post

Updates to psychiatry’s guidebook change criteria for ADHD, autism – The Washington Post. The pathologizing of normal life experiences is not of benefit to the individual. It does, however, create huge revenue streams for pharmaceutical companies, HMOs, and others with their fingers in the medical treatment pie. I will wait to see the actual volumeContinue reading “Reblog | Updates to psychiatry’s guidebook – The Washington Post”