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On Feb 10, 2010, at 7:15 PM, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I don't know about DSM-IV, but DSM-V is about to come out. I think
> all the categories suspect. And a worse thing is that as far as I
> can see most psychiatrists are now not doing therapy but just acting
> as dispensers of medications.
> >>> Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> 02/10/10 4:16 PM >>>
> Diana Manister wrote:
> > Dear Nancy,
> > My comment on paranoid schizophrenia was off-topic. Prufrock is not
> > psychotic, obviously.
> I haven't checked, but is "paranoid schizophredia" in the current
> diagnostic manual?
> And incidentally, those who suffer from schizophrenia are said to
> suffer from a cognitive disorder. One speaks of "psychotic" _symptoms_
> but not ordinarily of "psychoses" as the name of a syndrome. There are
> other vaarieties of mental illness that can, in some, generate
> symptoms (usually hearing voices." And the patient does not _always_
> believe his/her symptoms are "real," but despite t that knowledge
> has a
> difficuolt time resisting the voices. I had an acquaintance with a
> woman who suffered both from defective hearing _and_ from (I forget
> exact name now) schizoid affective disorder: i.e., she wasn't
> "schizophreic" but she did have psychotic symptoms, namely voices that
> told her how worthless she was. That she was extremely hard of hearing
> greatly complicatted her state. It is true that schizophrenic patients
> have great difficulty in separateing reality from 'unreality,' but
> it is
> not true that ehy always or evn usually do. And of course symptoms
> from patient to patient.
> All psychiatric diagnoeses remain suspect pending further research.