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Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life
In this extract from his new book, Saving Normal, Allen Frances, Chair of the DSM-IV Task Force, warns that mislabeling everyday problems as mental illness has shocking implications for individualsExpand
Drug abuse in schizophrenic patients: clinical correlates and reasons for use.
Schizophrenic patients who abuse drugs may represent a subgroup of patients with better prognoses and less severe clinical characteristics of schizophrenia, but their drug abuse may adversely affect global outcome. Expand
Panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder are made more distinct in the new criteria, while the scope of brief psychotic disorder and adjustment disorders are broadened. Expand
Self-mutilation in personality disorders: psychological and biological correlates.
The results demonstrate the contribution of severe character pathology, aggression, impulsivity, anxiety, and anger to self-mutilation and provide preliminary support for the hypothesis of underlying serotonergic dysfunction facilitating self-Mutilation. Expand
The Diagnostic Interview for Genetic Studies
THE GOOD news is that we are probably at the brink of a revolution in our understanding of the genetics of the major psychiatric disorders. The bad news is that the steps we must take in gettingExpand
Rating of medication influences (ROMI) scale in schizophrenia.
The ROMI is a reliable and valid instrument that can be used to assess the patient's subjective reasons for medication compliance and non-compliance and the subscale findings suggest that the ROMI provides a more comprehensive data base for patient-reported compliance attitudes than the other available subjective measures. Expand
Clinical correlates of self-mutilation in borderline personality disorder.
Borderline patients who frequently mutilate themselves may represent a subgroup of especially high utilizers of psychiatric treatment who are at particularly high risk for suicidal behavior and for comorbid major depression and eating disorders. Expand
Psychiatric diagnosis: lessons from the DSM-IV past and cautions for the DSM-5 future.
It is suggested that future editions of the diagnostic manual be developed under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine, with broad representation, an evidence-based approach, disinterested recommendations, and a careful attention to the risks and benefits of each suggestion for change to the individual patient, to public policy, and to forensic applications. Expand
Treatment of depressive symptoms in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients.
Depressive symptoms appear treatable in HIV-positive patients with depressive symptoms and interpersonal psychotherapy may have particular advantages as a psychotherapy for patients who have experienced the significant life events of HIV infection. Expand