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  Apr 26, 2012                  

me+ME+DSM-5: Busy on Question 1 about psychiatry

This is just a brief note in Nederlog to the effect of my title:

I am busy on Question I of
The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis  (see the link for more information) and indeed am nearly done with the first version, but probably won't make it to upload this tonight.

The reason to say so is that there seems to be quite a bit of interest in my writings about psychiatry, and I concede I have both the kind of education (academic degrees in psychology and philosophy) and the kind of experience (34 years of discrimination as a patient with ME/CFS: See the intro to my previous Nederlog: DSM-5: There is at least one sane psychiatrist (it seems) ) to be able to do it well.

But then again, I really have ME/CFS, and I can only do so much each day, if I can do anything at all except barely survive, for which reason everyone who promised himself or herself a nice bit of satire and plain speaking about psychiatry and psychiatrists have to wait till tomorrow (I hope), when I shall have written all of my replies to the comments on Question I (which will probably be done today) and shall have had the time and energy to correct it a first time.

And in case you missed it and are interested: The last linked file was yesterday corrected some and provided with some more links.

Corrections, if any are necessary, have to be made later.


As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
1.  Anthony Komaroff Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)
3.  Hillary Johnson The Why
4.  Consensus of M.D.s Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf)
5.  Eleanor Stein Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)
6.  William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
7.  Paul Lutus Is Psychology a Science?
8.  Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)
 Maarten Maartensz
ME in Amsterdam - surviving in Amsterdam with ME (Dutch)
 Maarten Maartensz Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Short descriptions of the above:                

1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understa, but nds ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:

7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
9. I tell my story of surviving (so far) in Amsterdam/ with ME.
10. The directory on my site about ME.

See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.

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