Gil Eyal, Lois Holzman, Christine LaCerva to discuss human cost of diagnosis

Say “AAAAAAAAADHD!”

On Friday, June 8, the Institute will host a conversation with Columbia University sociologist Gil Eyal, developmental psychologist Lois Holzman and social therapist Christine LaCerva , to address the Human Cost of Diagnosis. What are the history, politics and economics of diagnoses? Where is their science? Is the diagnostic paradigm a valid one? What is its human cost? The forum grows out of the controversy sparked by proposed revisions to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). A case in point are changes to diagnostic categories along the Autism Spectrum, which have many parents worried about the loss of support services, practitioners criticizing the arbitrariness of DSM-5 diagnostic categories in general, and others questioning the medical/diagnostic model as a whole. CLICK TO REGISTER

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About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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2 Responses to Gil Eyal, Lois Holzman, Christine LaCerva to discuss human cost of diagnosis

  1. Thanks so much. I’ve been waiting for this!

  2. Even if you don’t believe in the DSM-5, it impacts on how you relate to your patients/clients.

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