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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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DSM-V: Disquiet in the Ivory Tower


For all of us who seek a rock on which to base our beliefs the new DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual)  has all the solidity of a sponge in a storm.  The DSM is used or relied upon by clinicians, … Continue reading

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LSD Considered as Treatment for Alcoholism


 Crick admits using LSD prior to discovery of DNA Recently, some entheogenic substances (hallucinogenic being out of favor for a long time) have been being reconsidered in psychotherapy.  Now we see it being discussed as an adjunct in the treatment … Continue reading

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Psychiatry and the 15-Minute Med Check


Early on in my misspent youth in the 1960’s I had an occasion to see a psychiatrist.  I had read some Freud, Jung, and others. I had explored group therapy, psychodrama, and most of the popular modalities of the moment … 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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