Lies of Mental Health in Foreign Lands

No Need for a Mental Health App

Recently USA Today ran an article about a new app called “WhatsMyM3”. This is an app designed to determine if you are at risk for depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). It is not based on any medical or scientific testing and is entirely subjective, leading the person straight into the hands of mental health practitioners.

DSM: Is it Valid?

DSM: Is it Valid?

The DSM, or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is published by the American Psychiatric Association. It is THE book used by those in the psychiatric profession to describe classifications and diagnosis of mental illness.   But is the...

Mental Disorders Manual May Be Myth

Three Professional Psychiatrists Speak Out Against the Mental Disorders Manual   In recent years, one hears teenagers casually diagnose their friends’ behaviors with bywords from psychiatry’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).  Now in...