The Corpus Callosum

Archives for April, 2009

This obviously is the second part of the part I put up a couple of days ago: Reset Button for DSM Diagnosis? (Part 1).  It may not make much sense unless you read the first part. In order to understand the idea behind the use of the FFM, instead of the current diagnostic criteria, it…

Callosal Boobs

Someone reached my site by searching for “callosal boobs.”  He probably was disappointed.  The Corpus Callosum does not have boobs.  However, nearby, there is a pair of structures known as the mammillary bodies.  Maybe that will bring some joy. (image credit: The Medical Journal of Australia; HT: Mike’s High Yield Blog)

The American Psychiatric Association is considering whether to reboot their diagnosis machine.  In 1952, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) was published.  In 1980, the third edition was published.  The third edition was important, because for the first time, it required the use of specific criteria for establishing a diagnosis.  (See this New Yorker article…

From time to time, we hear of faux psychotherapy interventions that are intended to convert persons from homosexuality to heterosexuality.  Mostly, the publicity has centered on pseudomoralistic interventions that clearly have a religious agenda as opposed to a health-enhancing agenda.  As such these interventions cannot be classified as therapy. However, a recent survey has shown…