YAY! Another solider out on the front lines of this horrible, stupid, shitty diseases. Proud of him to come out and talk about it. Even though he didn’t tell you what Bipolar is, and how it affects him, he still said what is has and how music has helped him through.
Thanks Joshua and welcome to HELL… no just kidding 🙂
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The DSM fails to account for co-diagnosis or “multi-disorders”
If a loved one has obsessive-compulsive disorder, they’re likely to struggle with other anxiety disorders as well. Depression co-occurs with anxiety 60 percent of the time. All this is unexplained by the DSM. The only way to account for high rates of comorbidity or “co-diagnosis” is that many disorders are driven by the same underlying or Bill BIG word ….(trans-diagnostic) mechanisms. Rumination, or “stewing” for example, is a major driver for both depression and anxiety — that’s why they are so often seen together. Though rumination may focus on different things (e.g., personal failures in depression vs. future catastrophes in anxiety) it is a required target of treatment across both diagnoses.
In light of its failures, one might reasonably ask: why a new DSM? In truth, this fifth edition is just moving a few deck chairs on a sinking ship…..seriously! Dumping the multi-diagnosis system and Asperger’s disorder while adding binge eating, hoarding, and excoriation disorder (skin picking) has brought us no closer to a classification system that explains what’s wrong and guides evidence-based treatment decisions. Soon we’ll need to finish what the NIMH started — lower the lid, hammer it down, and bury the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Natural approaches such and Qsciences and Q96 have more positive clinical science for brain/mood disorders than Pfizer and Lilly combined. 14 years of success buried under Prozac dollars is a pathetic reality of our drug culture. http://www.qsciencesinfo.com for a wake-up call and http://www.fixyourmood.com to remedy the situation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the free report and clinical synopsis. The aforementioned paragraphs must stop; A hard pill to swallow?
wow. I’m so intrigued. I not really that familiar with the DSM, but now I want to learn more and find out the people who are responsible for putting us all into a “class” or “system”. I will visit these websites also. THANKS
so.. are you a doctor or an activist?