Critiques of Diagnosis

Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome Was Not Actually Removed from DSM-5

What’s in a name? That which we call a diagnosis by any other name would be just as codable. Those following the DSM-5 controversies will remember the infamous “Psychosis Risk Syndrome,” considered to be the most controversial proposal for the new diagnostic manual. The idea behind the “disorder” category was to capture subthreshold psychotic symptoms...
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Current Status of Dx

My Question to the Participants of this Summit: What do you bring to this Platform?

While I was toying with what to write for this post, for many an idea tossed in my brain, but I needed more time to organize them, I thought I want to know what everyone who is here on the DxSummit is thinking, and it ought to be known to everyone else as well....
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Cultural Issues

Far from Rotten in the State of Denmark

Psychotropic Drugs and their Use as Agents of  Social Control and Alternative Philosophies in some Western Societies Many international surveys, such as the one done by the World Health Organisation in 2009, show Denmark in a very positive light in terms of its Welfare State and treatment of vulnerable groups in society. Renowned as...
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Contrarian Concepts

Where are the Social Workers?

One Social Worker’s Road to Active Opposition to the New DSM In November, 2011, the Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA) sent their infamous Open Letter to the DSM-5 Task Force (Locke, 2011). When I read it shortly after it was posted on the...
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Current Status of Dx

Objections Invited to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM)

Deadline: November 15 In what follows here, I am forced to dip my toe into a very complex process that involves a lot of details.  I  beg pardon for any confusions this may create.  My purpose is to invite readers to contribute objections to the oversight committee for the International Classification of Diseases, in...
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Defining Disorder

A Commentary for the Holistic Politico-Psychological Model

For the solution-focused discussion of a child’s mental health needs and their well being within the context of a multi-professional planning or child in need meeting What we require as professionals is a naturalistic narrative about a client’s needs and opportunities for change rather than  a dysfunctional discussion of dubiously diagnosed disorders. -Dave Traxson,...
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