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We are turning childhood into a disease...

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
With the publication of the most recent edition of the psychiatric bible, the DSM 5, comes a lot more psychiatric labels... Is psychiatry getting out of control? Has it always been a bit iffy? (thinking of controversial treatments like insulin coma therapy and ECT). Are people given labels and medications too readily, sometimes after just one assessment...? :confused:

please read:

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health-fitness/top-psychiatrist-8216we-are-turning-childhood-into-a-disease8217/story-fneuzlbd-1226680254702

I am interested to know all your thoughts.

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It seems that way, yes. I've noticed that some parents find their child doesn't match up to their standards and instantly look for a label to explain this.

    My parents had the opposite issue with me - it was clear there was something wrong with me and they were constantly told it's nothing.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm not sure anyone views the DSM-5 as a bible.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ffs you know what I mean.
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