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Allen J. Frances on the overdiagnosis of mental illness

Psychiatrist and author, Allen J. Frances, believes that mental illnesses are being over-diagnosed. In his lecture, Diagnostic Inflation: Does Everyone Have ...
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DSM 5 Is Guide Not Bible—Ignore Its Ten Worst Changes

DSM 5 Is Guide Not Bible—Ignore Its Ten Worst Changes | MentalHealth | Scoop.it
APA approval of DSM-5 is a sad day for psychiatry.
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Clearing the Fog Around Personality Disorders

Clearing the Fog Around Personality Disorders | MentalHealth | Scoop.it
A new proposal to clarify diagnoses of recognized personality disorders and better integrate them into clinical practice, to extend and improve treatment, is meeting resistance.

 

What is a personality disorder?

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Shame, Humiliation, and Childhood Sexual Abuse: Distinct Contributions and Emotional Coherence

Interesting citing articles

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3 Easy Exercises for Being Present in Less Than a Minute (VIDEO)

3 Easy Exercises for Being Present in Less Than a Minute (VIDEO) | MentalHealth | Scoop.it
Often times, people live in a constant state of past and future thoughts. In this state, you're only partially present to what's here now. It takes intention and effort to be fully present.
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Primum non forgetful

This is a film about memory loss in old age. The title of the film ‘Primum non forgetful’ explores part of our Hippocratic Oath when it comes to the medical approach…
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Medicine In The Thrall Of The Culture Of Drugs

Medicine In The Thrall Of The Culture Of Drugs | MentalHealth | Scoop.it

Review of Dr David Healy's Pharmageddon.

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Culture and psychiatry: an outline for a neglected history

Culture and psychiatry: an outline for a neglected history | MentalHealth | Scoop.it
MEDICAL HISTORIES – The third article in our short series discusses the long history of culture-based understandings of mental illnesses.Culture has been taken more seriously by psychiatrists since…...
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Is Anxiety Overdiagnosed?

Is Anxiety Overdiagnosed? | MentalHealth | Scoop.it
Overlooking socioeconomic conditions and jumping to a psychiatric diagnosis can prevent us from addressing the real issues behind anxiety.
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