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Asperger’s History of Overdiagnosis

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This article by psychiatrist, Paul Steinberg, in the New York Times touches on two very important points - the relationship between funding and diagnosis, and the disadvantages of a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome.Read it now at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/opinion/aspergers-history-of-over-diagnosis.html and while you are there, read this story about I Had Asperger Syndrome. Briefly. So much for a scientific… keep reading

The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness

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I've enrolled in some online courses with coursera.org. The first has just started and it is... The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness Not surprisingly Autism and Aspergers are topics on the discussion forum although not in the lectures (yet).  It is a really interesting course.  That is all I will say about the… keep reading

Depression and the Limits of Psychiatry

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This article is a good start if you want to understand Foucault's relevance to discourse on mental health, including diagnoses like autism and Aspergers Syndrome. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/the-limits-of-psychiatry/ It also contains a link to Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Philosophy of Psychiatry http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/psychiatry/ Postmodernism is often derided as extreme relativism and as saying that all opinions are… keep reading

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