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Suicidal behaviour is a disease, psychiatrists argue

Suicidal behaviour is a disease, psychiatrists argue | Psychiatry | Scoop.it
Evidence from brain and genetic studies suggests we should regard suicidal behaviour as a disease in its own right, a move that may help prevent suicides

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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, July 22, 2013 3:12 PM

It appears that what most of us thought what was just a consequence of severe depression may in fact be distinct from this category. It makes sense, if it can be argued that "ordinary" depressed people are simply too depressed to commit suicide.

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Tourette Syndrome Expert Dr. Jay Tischfield Delivers Keynote Address at Annual ... - PR.com (press release)

Tourette Syndrome Expert Dr. Jay Tischfield Delivers Keynote Address at Annual ...
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Now, we have about 10 collection sites in the U.S., 11 in Europe and several in Asia. And if we wanted to have more, we could.” Dr.

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VIDEO: Normal behaviour defined as mental illness; Allen J. Frances addresses problems with the DSM-V and today's psychiatry

VIDEO: Normal behaviour defined as mental illness; Allen J. Frances addresses problems with the DSM-V and today's psychiatry | Psychiatry | Scoop.it

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the DSM, was first launched in 1952 with 106 conditions identified. Over the past 60 years the number of mental illnesses for which there is now a diagnosis has more than tripled. Dr Allen Frances led the team who rewrote the guidelines for diagnosis in 1994 with DSM IV, but in recent times, he's done an about-face, condemning his own work, labelling some of the writing in that DSM IV as a mistake. But what troubles him more is that the latest diagnostic regime, DSM V, goes further down the road of labelling a range of what he calls unfortunate human behaviours as mental illnesses. In his new book, called Saving Normal, Dr Frances argues that there is now an increasing tendency to chalk up life's difficulties to mental illness.


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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, November 29, 2013 7:48 AM

The greatest challenge facing modern psychiatry is to resist the temptation and pressure to pathologize normal human behavior.

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Free, approved children's mental health eBooks for your classroom...

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RT @theteacherlist: @iristhedragon offers free downloadable eBooks on Children's Mental Health. http://t.co/q8t4rpgxJK #mentalhealth

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Amazing Victory for Mental Health Activists: NIMH Director Accepts Once Seen Radical Ideas - Mad In America

Amazing Victory for Mental Health Activists: NIMH Director Accepts Once Seen Radical Ideas - Mad In America | Psychiatry | Scoop.it
Finally, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) director, Thomas Insel recognizes what treatment reform activists and investigative reporter Robert Whitaker have been talking about for years—the research shows that American psychiatry’s...

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PJ DeRossitte's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:41 PM

To the professors who chastized me for my stand: I hate to say "I told ya so," ... but --

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Why I Am Against Remission For Depression and Bipolar ...

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Dr Ghaemi is the Director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and is familiar with my work; he quoted some of it in his recent book, "A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and ....

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Bonnie J Brooks's curator insight, May 3, 2013 11:22 PM

Very provocative article on bipolar disorder and depression. Definitely, a different angle.