DSM-5 released: Media, professional and advocacy reaction: Round up #3
May 19, 2013
Post #253 Shortlink: http://wp.me/pKrrB-332
For earlier responses to release of DSM-5 see Posts #252, #251 and #249
Two visions for understanding illness: DSM and the International Classification of Diseases
James Bradley, Lecturer in History of Medicine/Life Science at University of Melbourne, May 22, 2013
DSM-5 tells us more about psychiatry than psychiatrists
Prof, Sir Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine at King’s College London, May 20, 2013
Under new psychiatric guidebook we might all be labelled mad
Allen Frances, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Duke University, May 20, 2013
Explainer: What is the DSM?
Peter Kinderman, Professor of Clinical Psychology at University of Liverpool, May 20, 2013
Mental disorders: debunking some myths of the DSM-5
Perminder Sachdev, Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), School of Psychiatry at University of New South Wales, April 18, 2013
Five new mental disorders you could have under DSM-5, May 20, 2013
Authors: Christopher Fairburn, Professor of Psychiatry at University of Oxford; Christopher Lane, Professor of English at Northwestern University; David Mataix-Cols, Professor and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at King’s College London; Jon Grant; Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at University of Chicago; Karen M. von Deneen, Associate Professor at Xidian University
The Dana Foundation: Psychiatric Drug Development: Diagnosing a Crisis Steven E Hyman, MD, April 02, 2013
Steven E Hyman, MD, resigned from the DSM-5 Task Force in 2012. Dr Hyman remains listed as Chair of the APA-WHO International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Update: Commentary by Bernard Carroll at Health Care Renewal, April 6, 2013
Blogs Psych Central: Video NIMH’s Thomas Insel on a New Understanding of the Brain Sandra Kiume, April 2013
Video: 13:04 mins
NIMH’s Thomas Insel on a New Understanding of the Brain By Sandra Kiume
Director of the National Institute for Mental Health Thomas Insel gives a TED Talk on the new domain criteria research direction, and how an important first step is to reframe mental illness as brain disorders.
By doing so, diverse fields like psychology, cognitive science, molecular neuroscience, genetics, psychiatry, and more can work together toward a new understanding of the mind.
NIMH: Mental Disorders as Brain Disorders: Thomas Insel at TEDxCaltech, April 23, 2013
Video 15:05 mins
Psycritic: What If the NIMH Succeeds? What Then? May 11, 2013
A child psychiatrist takes a critical look at psychiatry, the news, culture, etc
Jonathan Turley: From DSM-I to DSM-5 in the Legal System: Mental Illness Issues in the Courtroom Charlton Stanley (Otteray Scribe), guest blogger, May 19
Canada.com: Infighting, boycotts, resignations: Psychiatry faces another crisis of confidence Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News, May 17
Includes Allen Frances video
Radio New Zealand: New reference manual issued by Psychiatric Assn May 19
Healio Psychiatric Annals: APA President-Elect: ‘Our time is now’ May 19
Los Angeles Times Review of Books: Andrew Scull on The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry and Hippocrates Cried : The Decline of American Psychiatry Andrew Scull, May 19
Delusions of Progress: Psychiatry’s Diagnostic Manual
Essay length article that includes reference to the legal threats issued on behalf of American Psychiatric Publishing against Dx Revision Watch site, in December 2011.
Truth Dig: British Psychologists Find Fault With DSM-V Alexander Reed Kelly, May 16
England’s Division of Clinical Psychology, which represents more than 10,000 practitioners, has criticized the latest edition of the field’s leading diagnostic manual for its categorizing of normal behaviors—such as shyness in children and depression after the death of a loved one—as medical problems treatable with drugs…
New York Post: We’re all mad here, New psychiatry manual turns ordinary American life into mental disorders Allen Frances, MD, May 18
Millions of people who went to sleep last night thinking they were normal woke up this morning with a new mental disorder…
Medscape Medical News, Psychiatry: Use DSM-5 ‘Cautiously, If at All,’ DSM-IV Chair Advises Pam Harrison, May 17
“I believe that the American Psychiatric Association (APA)’s financial conflict of interest, generated by DSM publishing profits needed to fill its budget deficit, led to premature publication of an incompletely tested and poorly edited product,” Dr. Frances states.
“The problems associated with the DSM-5 prove that the APA should no longer hold a monopoly on psychiatric diagnosis…. The codes needed for reimbursement are available for free on the Internet.”
Spiked Online, UK: Our brains aren’t moulded by abuse Ken McLaughlin. May 16
So, is mental distress caused by faulty genes or by past experiences of childhood abuse? Maybe it’s neither.