Monthly Archives: February 2014

New Testimony WITH AUDIO: PsychOdyssey on Involuntary Outpatient Treatment

In 2009 New Jersey passed its “Gregory’s Law“, named for an 11 year old boy murdered by a man with untreated schizophrenia. Although signed by the Governor, the law has not been fully implemented. Only six counties have been able … Continue reading

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New at “Remember…”: 1938 Albert Eisenstaedt Photo Essay of Pilgrim State Hospital

Brentwood, NY, 1938: the Pilgrim State Psychiatric Hospital… From the archives of Life magazine comes a dramatic photo essay by legendary Life photographer Albert Eisenstaedt. Entitled Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938, the essay features twenty-six heart-wrenching … Continue reading

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Ethics: Is DSM-5 Compromised by Conflict of Interest?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Fifth Edition, aka “DSM-5”, was recently published to update the diagnostic descriptions and codes of psychiatry last put forth in DSM-IV. DSM-5’s new descriptions and codes will now measure symptoms more on a kind of … Continue reading

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New Blog: 1 Boring Old Man

According to Allen Frances, MD, chairman of the DSM IV Editorial Committee and now fierce critic of the newly issued DSM V), “Mickey Nardo, MD, represents all the psychiatrists in the trenches who have had more than enough of incompetent … Continue reading

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