Neuroscience Based Nomenclature for Drugs According to Nigella Didn't we just get rid of a multiaxial system? — James Amos (@jamostheelder) December 4, 2014 So it was my turn to refresh our consult service mascot, Nigella, by walking her down to the gift shop for her weekly shot of helium. Let me tell you, if you need a way to lift your […]

Thick and Thin: Perspectives on DSM-5

A recent post by Dr. George Dawson, Real Psychiatry: Observations from Amazon on DSM-5 sales about the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) got me thinking about how our department is adjusting to the new classification manual. It also reminded me of something I heard Dr. Paul McHugh, co-author with Dr. Phillip Slavney of “The Perspectives of […]

“Just A Giant Bowl of Doodoo”

You know, I just saw the articles about the DSM-5 and psychiatry in general written by a couple of columnists along with the response by American Psychiatric Association (APA) President, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, links to which for convenience follow: ‘Unspecified Mental Disorder’? That’s crazy — Health & Wellness — Heroes of Uncertainty – PsychiatryOnline […]

Too Many Words for Dementia?

I’m still trying to learn how to use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)-5 and just found out that the diagnostic category Dementia was removed. It’s been replaced by the 3 word term, “Major Neurocognitive Disorder.” He strongly advises against its use. Why is delirium not a “major neurocognitive disorder”? I’m having a little trouble  […]

DSM-5 Mobile App News

This is just a quick update on the DSM-5 Mobile App for $70 now available through iTunes, DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store. I got different messages about the app, […]