DSM-5 & the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Perspectives from the Medical Humanities (Workshop, Geneva, 7–8 July 2014)

DSM-5 & the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Perspectives from the Medical Humanities Brocher foundation, Switzerland Organizer: Dr Matthew Smith, University of Strathclyde In May of 2013, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was published. Often referred to as the ‘Psychiatric Bible’, the DSM, published by the American Psychiatric Read the full article…

Conference Review: “Philosophy and Psychiatry: The Next Hundred Years”

Anthony Fernandez, graduate student in Philosophy at the University of South Florida,  writes: This year the fifteenth annual meeting of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry took the rather grand form of a tripartite traveling symposium entitled, Philosophy and Psychiatry: The Next Hundred Years. The occasion – the centenary of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology. Read the full article…

Diagnosis and disputation: “archiving” DSM–5

Diagnosis and disputation: “archiving” DSM–5 I have spent the last few months gorging on DSM–5 media discussions. (All too often I have felt as though I have been ingesting too many empty, sugar-spiked calories.) I had promised myself, then, that I would start a DSM–5 free diet on June 6, 2013, the day after my participation Read the full article…

Maudsley Debate: “Enabled? Or Labelled”—Psychiatric Diagnosis on the occasion of the publication of DSM5 (Public event, London, Institute of Psychiatry, 5 June 2013)

Felicity Callard, of the Centre for Medical Humanities, will be one of the guest speakers in the 48th Maudsley Debate – which is open to all, and hosted by the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. The debate coincides with the publication of the 5th edition of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders Read the full article…