Mental Health Publications

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 […]

Children who are bullied in early years are up to 3 times more likely to self-harm!

My own personal battle with self-harming is no secret and something I have openly discussed here, on my personal blog, and also on ‘Reson8 Freedom‘ (a fairly new blog dedicated to this specific subject) and to helping others who battle with this. Additionally through following the blogs of Guild Members I am also aware 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 […]

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 […]

DSM-5 and you!

Responding to a suggestion from one of our members (thanks Candida) I thought I would bring the whole subject of the DSM-5 up for discussion by our members. Now being someone who lives in Ireland but who is by nationality English and being from a military family the collective initials DSM speaks to me of […]