GENERATIONS OF MADNESS

September 7th, 2015

We are living in a world of contradiction, a time of conflicting ideas and values, when every argument has a swift counter argument that makes equal sense.  And these conflicting arguments can be made by the very same person and on the very same day, each arousing a passionate response from the v

REWRITING PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS: In Narrative Form

July 19th, 2015

In previous posts, I have expressed my reservations about using a checkbox approach to diagnosing.  In this post, I will present my answer to the checkbox.  Briefly reviewing, it is my point of view that most physicians go to the Diagnostic Manual (DSM) to make a diagnosis with their glasses on t

THE MEANING OF ADHD

June 28th, 2015

This post is dedicated to my Twitter friend Jeff Emmerson @ADHD_Hope and his followers.  I ask your pardon if I am telling you what you already know.  It is my strong belief that what follows still needs to be repeated.

DSM5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD are as follows:

THE RULES OF THE GAME

June 21st, 2015

Let’s start by clarifying something that may have been confusing before this.  It can be expressed as a formula, as follows:

Psychopathy=antisocial personality=sociopathy

INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY/ PSYCHOPATHY

June 14th, 2015

Some months ago, when I first started writing about psychopathy, I received a tweet from a young man—you can always tell the young men because their comments are usually based on the movies they like—who with an insider’s elbowing and some sly winks commented on how psychopaths follow their prey