National Post By Joseph Brean August 5, 2013 Of all the scorn heaped on the new fifth edition of psychiatry’s manual, perhaps the most biting…
More and more people around you are being diagnosed with depression or ADHD, but is that an illusion?
Three books examine the painful birth of the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – and the flaws behind it.
Since the publication of DSM-IV in 1994, the rates of 3 mental disorders have skyrocketed: attention deficit disorder (ADD) tripled, autism increased by 20-fold, and childhood bipolar disorder by 40-fold.
The White House’s sweeping mental health initiatives—which rely on psychiatry’s diagnostic procedures—do not take into account the major controversy currently raging over the lack of science behind psychiatry’s methods of diagnosing mental disorders.