Thursday, December 18, 2008

New DSM....BFD

As any lawyer or, hopefully, any judge can tell you, the DSM is a a complete and utter fraud:

It helps doctors make a diagnosis and provides insurance companies with diagnostic codes without which the insurers will not reimburse patients’ claims for treatment.

That is the entire rationale behind the continuing vitality of the DSM. Any other use of the DSM as authority is completely inoperative.

Is compulsive shopping a mental problem? Do children who continually recoil from sights and sounds suffer from sensory problems — or just need extra attention? Should a fetish be considered a mental disorder, as many now are?

As a certified expert, I can assure you that a fetish is not a mental disorder. At least not until your subscription to Leg Show runs out.

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