- Tom Nickel, PhD
Here’s what I hope will happen …
At my final ApA symposium, psychiatrists described patients and how the DSM-IV and DSM-5 would have differently interpreted their problems. As the room thinned while exhausted attendees headed out to lunch, the psychiatrist George Alexopoulous told a clinical parable.
There was an 80 year old woman, [read more...]
ApA day 3 – losing steam! As we watch the devastation in Oklahoma it is fitting to discuss the DSM-5 Trauma and Stress-related disorders.
PTSD is no longer classified as an Anxiety Disorder. It is part of a new DSM chapter that now gathers 5 diagnoses [read more...]
American Psychiatric Association DSM-5 blitz Day 2, Culture Day:
Today included two strong half-day symposia on Culture and the DSM-5. It has been easy to throw potshots at the DSM-IV’s anemic treatment of how to assess culture and how to integrate it with diagnosis and [read more...]
At the American Psychiatric Association convention, I was moved to tears and laughter today by Elyn Saks, the Associate Dean of USC’s Law School who has schizophrenia (author of book, The Center Cannot Hold), interviewed with her husband. I was surprised to see myself in her [read more...]
Early this morning it already feels like a new chapter. Development was not frenzied but it was relentless and all-consuming. That’s over. I have my life back.
I’m interested in seeing what can happen and what I can help happen with the MOOC but I am [read more...]
When a Big Event has been off on the horizon for a while and now it is, suddenly it seems, rapidly approaching, the time sense changes. Priorities shift jarringly. Embellishments are dropped. Essentials prevail.
The feeling of days and hours passing so quickly through no special [read more...]
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