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Archive for Month: May 2013

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NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) no longer relying upon the DSM!!! Wow!

This insightful article by Paul Tautges utilizing Jonathan Holmes’ great work tells us that there is trouble in the psychiatric/psychological world: Downplaying the DSM – Psychiatry’s ‘Bible’ When the National Institute of Mental Health announces it is NO LONGER relying upon the DSM, that is a HUGE announcement. It would be like Baptists or Presbyterians announcing that they will no […]

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DSM-V to EXPAND the Definition of “Addiction”

Read this article from the NY Times about the psychiatric bible’s expansion of the definition of addiction: http:////www.nytimes.com/2012/05/12/us/dsm-revisions-may-sharply-increase-addiction-diagnoses.html?_r=3&emc=eta1& One telling quote from the bottom of page 1 states: While other medical specialties rely on similar diagnostic manuals, none have such influence. “The D.S.M. is distinct from all other diagnostic manuals because it has an enormous, perhaps too large, impact on […]

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What I learned in Russia and Romania in 2013

Let me start by saying I am deeply humbled by my over 3 weeks out of the USA in 2013 (with the potential of at least one more trip possible). Short-term missions trips teach me as much as they serve to teach the pastors, elders, deacons, and lay leaders in the local churches abroad. Here are a few things I […]