The epidemic of mental illness plaguing the Americans and the overmedication of psychiatric patients are in part artifacts of the diagnostic method
. [more inside]
At midnight tonight, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a proposed draft
of the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
(DSM-5). [more inside]
“The psychoanalytic mystique was overwhelming. It was a little bit like the evangelical movement.”
How Aaron Beck
and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helped increase empiricism in psychotherapy.
Psychiatry by Prescription
- Do psychotropic drugs blur the boundaries between illness and health?
Psychoactive Drugs for the Future
Could brain-boosting drugs
become as common as coffee?
UK government group Foresight
have just released their 'Brain Science, Addiction and Drugs Project' in which the aim was to evaluate: "
How can we manage the use of psychoactive substances in the future to best advantage for the individual, the community and society?"
The report can be viewed in its entirety from here. Direct link to the Executive Summary (.pdf) via