Tag Archives: Allen Frances

IHR Podcast #15: To screen or not to screen (everyone for depression)

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I discuss the new depression screening guidelines proposed by the The US Preventive Services Task Force, the response to these guidelines by Allen Frances, and the perils of podcast procrastination. Related … Continue reading

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IHR Podcast #11: Allen Frances on the anything-but-rational American mental health system

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I review an excellent article by Allen Frances in which he excoriates us all for turning a blind eye to those in our society who need mental health services the most. … Continue reading

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IHR Podcast #1: Precision Psychiatry

In this –the inaugural episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast– I flounder about trying to figure out what on earth I’m doing. Topics include: “Precision psychiatry” NIMH Director Thomas Insel Integral/Biopsychosocial models of health Summary: In the May issue … Continue reading

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Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders in the DSM-5

Of all the changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5, I am most keenly interested in the reframing of substance-related disorders and the related inclusion of gambling disorder as an “addictive disorder.” I spent several years working on a chemical dependency unit … Continue reading

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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss: The NIMH rejects DSM categories, but continues to give short shrift to psychosocial perspectives

The National Institute of Mental Health will reportedly discourage the use of DSM categories for its future research projects. NIMH Director Thomas Insel is promoting a new approach, the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC), which is based on three guiding principles: … Continue reading

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Allen Frances vs. DSM-5

The new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is about to drop, and those of us in the mental health field will have to respond and/or adapt to the changes in some way. In my … Continue reading

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