Contrarian Concepts

Letting Boys Be Boys, Not ADHD Diagnoses

On April 1, The New York Times reported on the startling fact that 11% of children in the United States are now diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). One in five young males of high school age now have the diagnosis. Among children between the ages of 4 and 17, million now bear the ADHD...
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Alternatives to DSM & ICD

After the DSM-5, Then What? The Future of Diagnosis in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology

Part I. The Context: Overwhelmingly Negative Reactions to Publication of DSM-5 This week, the American Psychiatric Association is holding its annual convention in San Francisco, and this is not your ordinary gathering of psychiatrists. This convention inaugurates the launching of the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or the...
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