- raymond vazquez
- Raleigh, NC
- United States
Overthrow of DSM -V
Great talk and badly needed ideas to stem out-of-control cost of mental health diagnosis and treatment, made worse by reluctance of profession to incorporate latest neuroscience findings. My nonprofit "Neuroscience - Now" is focused on carrying out Dr. Patel's ideas..
Closing Statement from raymond vazquez
Yes, it is time for a revolution in the diagnosis and treatment of the major forms of Mental Disorders but the revolution must start both within the field of psychiatry and from the neurosciences pushing from the out side. Either way BIG PHARMA cannot dictate the direction of this revolution it should play a role as facilitator of innovative ideas from academia and professional psychiatric associations.
I do not want to "throw out the baby out with the bath water" therapist on the front lines dealing with mental disorders have acquired vast store houses of empirical evidence on what forms of treatment work for a given individual. On the other hand, major organizations like the "Society of Neuroscience" in contact with mental health professional, congress and nonprofits must play a role in any grass roots effort to upgrade the entire field of Mental Health treatment, the results will be reduction in cost, suffering and increased compassion for those in need based on the scientific method. Please take a look at my website "http://neurosciencenow.org/" it takes a practical approach in making my prior points real...thanks a lot for all the thoughtful comments...