“As opposed to the ‘ongoing disability’ or ‘impending doom’ assumptions inherent in the Americanisation and Preventative Psychiatry approaches, the Recovery approach is more optimistic about the capacity for recovery and less reliant on pills. It supports mentally ill patients with housing, educational, employment and psychosocial support – building blocks for a healthy and happy mind that can’t be replaced by drugs.”
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On May 2, 2012, the American Psychiatric Association announced changes to its proposed DSM5.[1. see http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx ] Psychosis Risk Syndrome, or as it was officially proposed to be called, Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome, has been dropped. This is great news because as has been highlighted on this website numerous times, Psychosis Risk Disorder was a flawed concept with the potential to be an iatrogenic health disaster. In addition most of the dangerous changes proposed for the already absurdly broad ADHD diagnostic criteria have been abandoned. Four extra ADHD criteria had been identified for inclusion in the DSM5. They were: