I know what you are thinking. Here’s yet another article on the failings of modern psychiatry by either an anti-psychiatry contingent (such as the Church of Scientology) or a psychiatrist who is fed up and throws out the baby with the bathwater. I am neither…I happen to be a psychiatrist who sees the beneficial effects […]
How Useful is the DSM-5?
As a psychiatrist beginning medical training in 1992, I “grew up” with the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV). When I was a medical student rotating on my psychiatry clerkship on the inpatient unit, I was intrigued by the patients and their various mental illnesses. As a psychiatrist-in-training, I found the DSM-IV to […]