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Govt. Intervention for DSM-5?


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#1 Skyler

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:12 AM

Is Government Intervention Needed to Prevent an Unsafe DSM 5?

"Donna Rockwell, Psy.D. was once a CNN reporter covering Capitol Hill. She is now a psychologist and a member of the petition committee calling for an independent scientific review of DSM 5." From the Huffington Post

"As I read this, I find it both sad and silly that DSM 5 has allowed things to degenerate to the point where government intervention may indeed be necessary. DSM 5 has stubbornly ignored the general consensus that many of its suggestions simply make no sense and may cause grave damage both to public health and public policy. The DSM 5 hot potato suggestions should have been dropped long ago. They certainly must be rejected now.

Adding a new diagnoses in psychiatry can be far more dangerous than approving one of the new "me-too" drugs that so often come to market. It is paradoxical and nonsensical for us to carefully vet new drugs through a fairly rigorous FDA procedure but at the same time allow new diagnoses to be introduced through a badly flawed decision-making process completely controlled by just one professional organization that has lost its credibility. The new diagnoses suggested by DSM 5 will lead to widespread misdiagnosis and inappropriate drug use -- causing far more damage than could possible be wrought by any new "me-too" drug."

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Lyrica taper: 4/18 132 mgs; 4/9 138 mgs; 3/30 144 mgs; 3/20 150 mgs; 3/7 159 mgs; 2/27 168 mgs; 2/18 177 mgs; 2/8 186 mgs; 1/25/14 192 mgs .(start taper 1/25/13 207 mgs. (held for 18 mos))
Requip hold: .15 mgs start hold 1/12/14 (start taper .25 mgs 4/12)

I'm using a step wise wise taper approach. I am having two WD symptoms, tinnitus, which has been long standing, and muscle spasms in my legs and feet which are related to the most recent Lyrica taper.
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History: After 25 years (including a 3 yr 4 mo. taper), I'm BENZO FREE! Tapered from 7/2010 thru 10/13. Off benzos for the first time in 25 years. Started 4.5 mgs K. cross tapered to 20 mgs. diazepam 10-12/10. On requip .25 mgs. and on and off Lyrica 150 to 300 mgs. for several years prior to tapering, start tapers 3/12.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:05 AM

Thanks, Schuyler. I like to link through plus provide selections from the articles here so people can see if they want to read the whole thing. That's selections, not the entire article -- to conform to rules about fair use and copyright.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:54 PM

Look at this: http://www.psycholog...cessary-retreat
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#4 Skyler

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

Hallelujah! Awright... thanks for the post Bubbles. The section on Psychosis Risk was absolutely heinous, and Mixed Anxiety Depression, think there would have been such a thing as a normal mood? But this is on the right track.. The most atrocious section has been exorcised.

The link for public comment for any who might be interested.
Lyrica taper: 4/18 132 mgs; 4/9 138 mgs; 3/30 144 mgs; 3/20 150 mgs; 3/7 159 mgs; 2/27 168 mgs; 2/18 177 mgs; 2/8 186 mgs; 1/25/14 192 mgs .(start taper 1/25/13 207 mgs. (held for 18 mos))
Requip hold: .15 mgs start hold 1/12/14 (start taper .25 mgs 4/12)

I'm using a step wise wise taper approach. I am having two WD symptoms, tinnitus, which has been long standing, and muscle spasms in my legs and feet which are related to the most recent Lyrica taper.
............................................................

History: After 25 years (including a 3 yr 4 mo. taper), I'm BENZO FREE! Tapered from 7/2010 thru 10/13. Off benzos for the first time in 25 years. Started 4.5 mgs K. cross tapered to 20 mgs. diazepam 10-12/10. On requip .25 mgs. and on and off Lyrica 150 to 300 mgs. for several years prior to tapering, start tapers 3/12.