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The Overhaul continues: DSM5 vs. RDoC and the coming storm

Introduction I can’t help but write about what I am reading right now.  The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) lead by Bruce Cuthbert and supported by NIMH (national institute of mental health/USA) and director Thomas Insell, M.D., have led workshops with experts in the field between 2010 and 2012.  Their purpose:  restructure and rewrite the diagnoses […]
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A Narrative of Psychiatric Diagnoses: the DSM-5

It could be like this. A person is born with unrecognized alterations in brain function; maybe it is genetics, maybe it was the pregnancy, but something is different. The child looks hyperactive, inattentive, and moody by elementary school. School performance is poor. The difficult social behaviors lead to bullying, harsh discipline, and trauma. The parents […]
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