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“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at one time is a function of power and not truth.” — Nietzsche   Psychiatric providers learn methods of diagnosis significantly different from those providers in other medical fields. In most other medical specialties, providers are taught to diagnose diseases through …

The medical field has life saving drugs.  A few notable examples, aside from the obvious antibiotics, include cancer treatments such as immunotherapy, responsible for both President Carter’s miraculous recovery, and the equally miraculous 100% remission of colorectal cancer of four patients with another form of immunotherapy in 2022. Additionally, HIV …

The New York Times 8-27-22 article by Matt Richtel titled, “This Teen was prescribed 10 psychiatric drugs. She’s not alone: Increasingly, anxious and depressed teens are using multiple, and powerful psychiatric drugs, many of them untested in adolescents or for use in tandem,” provides a snapshot into the problematic “polypharmacy” …

“The primacy of mania: a reconsideration of mood disorders,”2 published in 2009 by Ghaemi et. al. was referred to as “A masterpiece paper on “bipolar disorder.”  by Michele Fornaro et.al.1 in 2012.  Even though Fornaro et.al. use the terminology “bipolar disorder,” I believe they are actually referring to the original …

9.0 – NY Times: Child Psychopath? The provocative title of the article I discuss below caught my attention firstly, because I see similar children in my emergency room and hospital psychiatric consultations, and secondly because it raises larger issues about the current state of child and adolescent diagnosis in psychiatry.  …

On 4-26-2022, an article in People magazine reporting on the legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber heard, stated that a non-board-certified forensic psychologist hired by the Depp legal team, determined through her testing and evaluation that Amber Heard had a diagnosis of Histrionic Personality and Borderline Personality. ¹ This …

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