Tag Archives: DSM-5

Is the American Psychiatric Association Going Nuts? DSM-5 in the Eyes of the World.


I am not a psychiatrist, nor am I a chef.  However, it doesn’t take a chef to know when a container of milk has gone sour.  I won’t criticize the preparation of a béarnaise sauce, nor will I express an … Continue reading

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Mental Illness: Who Do You Believe?


There is a crisis of faith in the mental health community.  The American Psychiatric Association (APA) publishes the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental  Disorders” (DSM) which is a book of rules for diagnosing whether someone is schizophrenic, depressed, or … Continue reading

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Wall Street Psychopath


Did you ever wonder why the fellow in the pew, two rows down, third on the left, could sell “signature only” mortgages to people who can’t speak English? Or wonder what goes on in the mind of the guy in … Continue reading

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DSM-5: Redefining Who and What is Crazy


People like to think there is some finality in psychological assessments.  After all, saying that someone is nuts, schizo, retarded, loner, lame, or has a borderline personality disorder can solve a lot of problems when relating to people.  It has … Continue reading

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