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This page is partly for announcing things in the news which the general, as yet to be psychiatrized, public usually does not see as these things do not often make the front pages like the ideas which promote bio psych more often do.
It will also offer some information about what bio psych is up to and why all of us should be paying attention to this for these things are also about the future of the  'yet to be' psychiatrized people.
I do not intend to keep this news updated though but will occasionally post one or two articles only on the same topic or case. This will give those interested in the outcomes some information to 'Google'  or "Bing"  if you would like to learn more.
There are many sites now keeping up with these things so they should be quite easy to find.

 

 

 



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Formerly, when religion
was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.

Thomas Szasz

 
 

Going Around In 
"Psychiatric Circles "

This page is going to be about what is going on in psychiatry and opinions from others as to how and why that is as it is. Hopefully this may help people to open their eyes to the reality that has always been there, despite the psychiatric smoke and mirrors.

Causes and Effects: Keeping an Eye on the Help

 

Just Crazy in General

Cashew Commentary:

You see if you are crazy but just generally so, then that means ANYONE can be crazy, for pretty much ANY reason, or now, NONE at all, and when, or how, you get labelled as such, will depend upon whomever you are assigned as the “expert” in the crap-shoot of the hour, who makes that decision FOR you. If this does NOT scare the hell out of you perhaps you should consider why it does not. Let me help you with that. Does the “them and us” SPLITTER mentality make you feel safe and sure that this can't happen to you? Rethink it. PL

Unspecified Mental Disorder

Unspecified Mental Disorder'? That's Crazy

Psychiatry's diagnostic bible has broadened the definition of mental illness to absurdity.

By LEONARD SAX

The American Psychiatric Association released a revision of its diagnostic bible in May, the first major rewrite in two decades. "The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," or DSM-5, is the official guidebook for diagnosing every conceivable psychiatric ailment. This new edition loosens the rules in a disturbing way.

In previous editions, you the patient had to meet certain specified criteria1 in order to be diagnosed for any particular condition. For example, if I were going to diagnose you as having schizophrenia, then you had to have specific symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations. If you didn't have those symptoms, then I couldn't make the diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Not anymore. Last month, DSM-5 introduced a new diagnosis, "Unspecified Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder." The only required criterion is that you have some distress from unspecified symptoms, but you "do not meet the full criteria for any of the disorders in the schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders diagnostic class." You don't have to have delusions. You don't have to have hallucinations. In fact if you do have delusions and hallucinations, then you probably don't qualify for unspecified schizophrenia. (You will find the new diagnosis in one short paragraph at the bottom of page 122 of DSM-5.)

But what if your symptoms are too vague even......The DSM-5 offers a completely new diagnostic category "Unspecified Mental Disorder" (see page 708). The only requirement is that you "do not meet the full criteria for any mental disorder."

Click on link to read the full article.

Dr. Sax, a physician and psychologist, is the author, most recently, of "Girls on the Edge" (Basic Books, 2011).

A version of this article appeared June 27, 2013, on page A21 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: 'Unspecified Mental Disorder'? That's Crazy.

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1Which are also vague ambiguous abstractions for the most part. PL

 
 
 
 
   
 
 

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do not necessarily represent those of the Site Owner. This page is dedicated to the free expression of personal experience within the parameters of my Mission Statement. This page is to be taken as the opinions of others, many of them based on each ones personal experience. It is not recommended by me to be taken as advice, or direction, on whch anyone should act without questioning the content. If you make the choice to act on the opinions of others, please proceed with the utmost of caution and be prepared to accept responsibility for your own actions.
I repeat again; I am NOT a medical professional or mental health expert. I am an ex mental patient and psychiatric survivour, one who believes also from experience that 'bio-psych' is the wrong way to go.

 

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Proposed Draft Revisions
 to
 DSM Disorders and Criteria 

  

DSM-5: The Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Publication of the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in May 2013 will mark one the most anticipated events in the mental health field. As part of the development process, the preliminary draft revisions to the current diagnostic criteria for psychiatric diagnoses are now available for public review and comment. We thank you for your interest in DSM-5 and hope that you use this opportunity not only to learn more about the proposed changes in DSM-5, but also about its history, its impact, and its developers. Please continue to check this site for updates to criteria and for more information about the development process.


 




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Creating Connections Through Dialogue

Giving Us the Business

 

When human distress becomes a 'business' just like any OTHER business, and is dealt with by those who have total, unquestioned power and control over the 'product' as if it WERE a profitable business, then those who are in distress may well find the product they are being sold is one which they are going to be forced to buy.

Endless and 'incurable' distress could be quite the money maker, couldn't it? That is especially true when, unlike other 'businesses,' where pleasing the customer matters, in this business the customer who does not want what is being sold, and who thinks it is a shoddy product, is always wrong. Being always wrong, is built right into the business, and you’re getting it.

 

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