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December 27, 2011


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It will create an instant, sustained & largely irreversible adversarial relationship between unbearably distressed people with intense suicidal ideation and physicians, who will, in all respects, be nothing more than judges, jurors and jailers.

In the entire discussion of the new DSM, pray tell, what is the proposed standard of care and treatment to reduce, minimize and eliminate the causative sources of distress?

Your post is critical, but I'm guessing it will be received with silence and a mass aversion of eyes.

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I have no idea what the new DSM will contain and the lack of transparency is upsetting a lot of critics. Ultimately, it will be up to the clinicians to interpret the DSM as best they can.

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