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Govt. Intervention for DSM-5?

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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."

 

PS.. I link thru to articles because I am used to doing this. Please let me know if you would rather me post in the body of these messages.

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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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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.

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