“The International DSM-5 Response Committee”
“IT’S NOT DSM-5, IT’S DSM
However – even if DSM-5 were to be scrapped in its entirety – we would still be in dire straits, because the problem is not DSM-5; the problem is DSM. My position is that there are no mental illnesses; that the concept of mental illness is archaic, pre-scientific nonsense, exactly on a par with the notion of witchcraft. Arguing against DSM-5 without also challenging the concept of mental illness is analogous to saying that too many women are being persecuted for witchcraft, and that we need to concentrate instead on the ones who really are witches and who can be identified by the following signs: moles on the nose; odor of cabbage, etc., etc…”
by Phil on March 25, 2013-Behaviorism and Mental Health
Maybe a bit more structure:
“In both the DSM and the DSM-II, these psychological formulations from Meyer and Freud were used to explain illnesses in the group Jaspers called Personality Disorders [“variations of human nature”] – by which he meant illnesses acquired in life. We know that they eliminated the psychobiological and the psychoanalytic explanations because they were unproved [and unprovable] hypotheses, but did they also think that these conditions were not acquired? did they think they were biological? or did they think we just didn’t know which? Insofar as I know, they didn’t say either way. Now flash forward several decades to the early days of the DSM-V. The people who would ultimately be in charge of the DSM-V revision of the diagnostic manual began meeting in 1999, and in 2002 published a book about what they had in mind.”
Middle of post Jasperian schematic
That would account for iatrogenic induced major psychosis, also that takes into account the dynamic nature of mental illness.
This sort of folds into the Socrotic ideals of classification and the methodology of -how- you classify things.
(Note cost of development is’nt 35 million dollars APA)
World War II saw the large-scale involvement of US psychiatrists in the selection, processing, assessment and treatment of soldiers. This moved the focus away from mental institutions and traditional clinical perspectives. A committee that was headed by psychiatrist Brigadier General William C. Menninger developed a new classification scheme called Medical 203 that was issued in 1943 as a War Department Technical Bulletin under the auspices of the Office of the Surgeon General. The foreword to the DSM-I states the US Navy had itself made some minor revisions but “the Army established a much more sweeping revision, abandoning the basic outline of the Standard and attempting to express present day concepts of mental disturbance. This nomenclature eventually was adopted by all Armed Forces”, and “assorted modifications of the Armed Forces nomenclature [were] introduced into many clinics and hospitals by psychiatrists returning from military duty.” The Veterans Administration also adopted a slightly modified version of Medical 203.
Also a perfect vehicle for “investagtive research”
William C. Menninger: wiki-
“That same year, Menninger returned to Topeka and joined his father and older brother, Karl, in their medical practice, which by that time had already begun to specialize in psychiatry. With his contributions, the Menninger Clinic evolved into the Menninger Sanitarium, and eventually into the Menninger Foundation, a non-profit organization which provided not only clinical services to in- and out-patients, but also engaged in research, education, and social outreach.”
“The Menninger School of Psychiatry and the local Veterans Administration Hospital represented the center of a psychiatric education revolution. The Clinic and the School became the hub for training professionals in the bio-psycho-social approach. This approach integrated the foundations of medical, psychodynamic, developmental, and family systems to focus on the overall health of patients. For patients, this way of treatment attended to their physical, emotional, and social needs.”
“At The Menninger Clinic, staff proceeded to launch new treatment approaches and open specialty programs.
The Menninger Foundation gained a reputation for intensive, individualized treatment, particularly for patients with complex or long-standing symptoms. The treatment approach was multidimensional, addressing a patient’s medical, psychological, and social needs. Numerous independent organizations recognized the Menninger Foundation as a world leader in psychiatric and behavioral health treatment.”
A proto ACT before the Community Mental Health Act of 1962.
“A newer version of SovietNet browser to be released in the next 5-year plan will allow you to send email without having to stick a stamp to the monitor. Until then citizens who do not comply will have their monitors confiscated.
When you are finished viewing this datapage you may wait for kind permission to sit down.”