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  •  It doesn't work right now (2+ / 0-)
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    misslegalbeagle, AaronInSanDiego

    The NIMH director is saying "let's build a new diagnostic system based on measurement". He isn't saying "we have such a system now".

    In fact, the NIMH started this effort a couple of years ago. What director Insel just announced is that they won't be using DSM as part of their research effort -- i.e. they will not be attempting to find biomarkers for DSM diagnostic categories.

    It's a shot across the APA's bow since DSM-V is being released now, and it is such a disaster even psychiatrists won't defend it.

    It's time to junk the DSM and replace it with something objective. Psychiatry has become entrenched (and fat and happy and corrupt with Big Pharma money) in its subjective ways, so they haven't spearheaded the effort to do this.

    But NIMH is willing. I think this effort should be coordinated out of NIH, and NIMH would be the natural place for it within NIH.

    •  However, NIMH is succesful then it will make (0+ / 0-)

      existing drug and cognitive therapies obsolete as well as allow for true immortality.  Think about it, why bother with traditional therapies when you can just put someone into a medically induced coma (not strictly necessary, but for legal/ethical reasons a good idea to preserve continuity of existence), read their full mind-state into a computer, run a scanning and fix program (because their entire consciousness/mind is just software running in a brain emulator!), and then copy it back overwriting whatever is in the person's brain.  Instant cure!

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Sat May 11, 2013 at 05:20:14 PM PDT

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