Making sense of psychiatric diagnosis


Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L PetersonMaking Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Understanding the DSM-5 is my second book and will be coming out this fall!

It will cover the DSM-5 diagnostic information for a variety of mental illnesses, including what’s involved in making a diagnosis, the criteria for each diagnosis, and an explanation of what the various symptoms actually look like.  It will explain why a person’s diagnoses may change over time, and discuss some of the weaknesses in this kind of diagnostic system.

The book will also touch on why trying to self-diagnose is problematic, and why clinical expertise is required to determine what’s pathological and what’s not.

In order to give an even clearer picture of what different psychiatric diagnoses are actually like to live with, I’ll be including first-hand accounts from people who have actually experienced each diagnosis.  Please visit my Mental health bloggers wanted! post if you’re interested in being a contributor.