Released today – Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis!

Book cover: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L Peterson

Making Sense of Diagnosis: Understanding the DSM-5

Available today!

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The ebook version is available on all of these sites.  The paperback version is only available through Amazon.

 

Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis aims to cut through the misinformation, stigma, and assumptions that surround mental illness and give a clear picture of what mental illness really is.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition (DSM-5) has been criticized for overly subjective diagnostic criteria and pathologizing normal human experience.  This book will discuss the right and the wrong way to use the DSM, and the problems inherent in trying to diagnose oneself or others.

The book is structured based on diagnostic groupings in the DSM-5.  It will help readers to understand the diagnostic criteria for a wide range of different mental illnesses, and gain an appreciation for what those criteria actually mean.  Since symptom criteria can only capture a part of what a condition is truly like, many of the diagnoses in this book are paired with narratives from contributors with first hand lived experiences of these illnesses.

With the fusion of diagnostic information, clinical experience, and lived experience, this book offers a unique, well-rounded perspective on the reality of mental illness.

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A huge thank you to all of the amazing contributors!

 

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33 thoughts on “Released today – Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis!

  1. Invisibly Me says:

    Woohoooo, this is so exciting!! I’m away most of this week because of the surgery but I’ll post about the release and share on my blog when I can. Can I be cheeky and use a direct quote of a few paragraphs to explain the book, ie. the first four paragraphs you’ve written here (used on my blog as a direct quote from yourself)? I just thought it would be good to have your exact description of what readers can expect, but it’s probably also me being a little bit lazy so if you’d rather me not copy/paste those paragraphs that’s absolutely fine.
    In the mean time, huuuuge congratulations & I of course wish you all the very best with it!
    Caz xx

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