‘The sickening of society’: New psychiatric disorder could label people who worry about their physical health as mentally ill (http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/18/diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-of-mental-disorders/)
Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News, National Post | February 19, 2013
A controversial new mental diagnosis could label thousands of people with legitimate medical illnesses as psychiatrically sick and in need of treatment if they worry “excessively” about their symptoms, observers say.
The newest version of psychiatry’s official catalogue of mental disorders, due to be published in May, will contain a newly expanded definition of “somatic symptom disorder,” or SSD. …
There are major concerns about DSM-5:
- Brave New World drugging everyone: statement of concern and petition opposing DSM-5 – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition
- Petition against DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
- DSM-5 removes “gender identity disorder” as UN & governments promote gender confusion …