Alternatives to DSM & ICD

Mental Health and Control: Consideration of a Genuine Paradigm Change

There is widespread agreement in the mental health field that change is required. There is much less agreement, however, on what it is that needs to change. Some have gone so far as to call for a paradigm shift, although it’s not entirely clear what paradigm we are currently in much less which paradigm...
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Alternatives to DSM & ICD

On Not Responding to DSM Apologists

One of the interesting features of our species is that smart folks who do not want to tell the truth, perhaps because they have a financial interest in not telling the truth, can argue smartly against whatever a truth-teller is saying and embroil the truth-teller in a time-consuming, pointless game where the truth-teller feels...
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Alternatives to DSM & ICD

Dr. Insel, or: How Psychiatry Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Biomarker

A Response to RDoC It’s difficult to write about psychiatric diagnosis these days. Not only because it’s a scientific quagmire, but also because one risks getting put into a box. Rhetoric in the clinical world is like a strange game of musical chairs where all battle for a coveted but constantly shifting throne called...
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