Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

If your parents can’t remember anyone trying to or committing suicide & you and all your friends do… what does that mean? Why is that so? Add your view as a comment below.

Is suicide common among children and young people? In 2007, suicide was the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. An estimated 11 nonfatal suicide attempts occur per every suicide death. – Source

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So, the criteria for the diagnosis for autism is being updated, one would wonder why…
“More than a year before a new definition is expected to appear in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders–the standard mental-health reference used by psychiatrists and insurers–a scientific catfight has erupted over the best way to recategorize the spectrum of symptoms that comprise autism disorders. Many experts say the proposed definition, which is still being assessed, will narrow the criteria for autism. The question is, How much?”

Source: Time Magazine

until we also hear that “nearly 40 percent of the children ever diagnosed with autism disorders didn’t currently have autism, the parents reported. That rate is much higher than ever found by autism recovery researchers. Outside experts said they doubt it reflects a true rate of recoveries. Autism could have been suspected and later ruled out for some of the children, the authors wrote.”

Source: Huffington Post (also in Time article, but not available there for free viewing, see link above)

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Grief could soon be a “disorder” according to the new version of the DSM. Great, now more people can get drugs for trying to deal with more things that it won’t help for. That way the poor drug companies can get more cash & we can employ lots more ‘professionals’ to give them business. Forgive my sarcasm. It’s a scam. Note how thin that first DSM in the photo is. Wonder why it ‘grew’ so much…?

When does a broken heart become a diagnosis? In a bitter skirmish over the definition of depression, a new report contends that a proposed change to the diagnosis would characterize grieving as a disorder and greatly increase the number of people treated for it.  The criteria for depression are being reviewed by the American Psychiatric Association, which is finishing work on the fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or D.S.M., the first since 1994. The manual is the standard reference for the field, shaping treatment and insurance decisions, and its revisions will affect the lives of millions of people for years to come.

From: Grief Could Join List of Disorders – New York Times

AlbertMohler.com, The Briefing. Listen to full audio here.