A collection of articles on the DSM in the news today and recently. We're watching a house come down!! It looks like the publication of DSMV is -- not at all by design -- turning into a watershed event. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Ecstatic dance as practice: there is a dance that only you know how to do
There is a dance that only you know how to do, Gabrielle says. The Wave makes it fun to experience the ecstasy of your body in motion to some of the most irresistible high-energy dance music we've ever heard! … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Mental Health Europe makes important statement about DSM and bio-psychiatry (PRESS RELEASE)
Western psychiatry is in crisis. The direction taken by the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5), due to be published later this week, has received ample criticism. Moreover, in disagreement with the American Psychiatric Association, the United States National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the world’s largest research institute, has announced they will no longer fund projects based exclusively on DSM categories. Unfortunately, while Mental Health Europe considers the NIMH decision to be the right one, by focusing almost entirely on neuroscience and on so-called disorders of the brain, the NIMH is missing out on the critical importance of user experiences to psychiatric research and to the practice of psychiatry. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
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