Month: February 2020


Depression-The DSM Labels Real Medical Conditions As Psychiatric Disorders

February 11, 2020

The DSM codes used by doctors and insurance agencies to identify psychiatric disorders are not the only numbers in the book. The DSM also lists codes for general medical conditions that can cause the same symptoms as well as codes for medication-induced disorders. (APA, 2000, p. 409) The fact that both general medical conditions and…

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Dealing With Depression

Dealing With Depression Diagnosis

February 3, 2020

It is quick, easy and cheap to give a diagnosis of depression but it doesn’t mean you actually have depression. The doctor does not have to do a physical exam or any lab work. Since there is no objective way to diagnose depression, the doctor can take the easy or lazy way out. As I…

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