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Somatic Symptom Disorder: New Disorder Could Classify Millions of People as Mentally Ill

Posted by NowOK News on Monday, April 1, 2013, In : Psychology 

BMJ Group - New condition that may lead to “inappropriate medical decision making” warns expert. The new somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 risks mislabeling many people as mentally ill

Millions of people could be mislabeled as mentally ill when psychiatry's bible of diagnoses is updated in May, warns a senior doctor in this week’s BMJ.

The next edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) – used around the world to cla...

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Dysphoria, disenchantment, demoralization? Rethinking the Diagnosis of Depression

Posted by NowOK News on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, In : Psychology 
Most people diagnosed with depression today aren’t depressed, according to Edward Shorter, a historian of psychiatry, in his latest book How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown
Specifically, about 1 in 5 Americans will receive a diagnosis of major depression in their lifetime. But Shorter believes that the term major depression doesn’t capture the symptoms most of these individuals have. “Nervous illness,” however, does.
“The nervous patients of y...

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