Asperger’s not in DSM-5 mental health manual – See full article

We have written quite  a lot on this site about the DSM5 Mental Health Handbook, because it is such an important handbook in respect of Mental health and affects a lot of our members. So it is with huge concern that I wanted to post the following link to an article I read on NHS […]

DSM-5 Debate: Committee Backs Off Some Changes, Re-Opens Comments

This is an important article on ‘Time Healthland‘ which came to my notice through one of our member’s blog Manic Muses – many thanks for that 🙂 In essence from what I can make out… 1. They have dropped the plans to include “attenuated psychosis syndrome,” The article reads… One of the new diagnoses that […]

Washington Post – Psychiatry’s bible, the DSM, is doing more harm than good

One of our members – Manic Muses – has very kindly sent me notification about a very interesting and relevant article published within The Washington Post which is entitled “Psychiatry’s bible, the DSM, is doing more harm than good”. In this article the author – one Paula J Caplain – makes the statement… Since the […]

DSM5 In Distress – Why Social Workers Should Oppose DSM5

Yesterday evening I spent sometime reading a very interesting article by Allen Francis MD and published in Psychology Today. It appears to be a part of their (Psychology Today’s) series DSM5 In Distress and made some excellent and very interesting points. Now I need to be candid with you all here.  I live in Ireland […]

DSM-5 First Responses

Having received a heads-up over this subject, I truly believe that The DSM-5 is an important topic for discussion. Especially since some of our members live in the USA. It seems that I am not alone in this view and I want to thank those who have commented thus far. But I think that it […]