Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Problem with Psychiatry

I came across a very erudite article by Ronald W. Pies, MD (Psychiatric Times Vol 29, No.3 March 1, 2012). In it, he explores the foundations of public dissent at the current state of psychiatry practice in America. I wanted to share his reasoning:


I think the first point is the epicentre of the problem, which is carried off in shockwaves through the media. At the heart of this issue is classification and diagnosis, enter the DSM. Dr. Pies proposes some radical changes to DSM-5, the latest edition due to be published next year.

Click here to read the article (you may need to register [it's free]).

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