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
and sure that this can't happen to you? Rethink it. PLUnspecified Mental DisorderUnspecified Mental Disorder'? That's CrazyPsychiatry'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.FAIR USE NOTICE:
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Which are also
vague ambiguous abstractions for the most part. PL