ON 'THE RATIONALE' BY THE DSM-5 FOR THE CSSD AND SSSD-DIAGNOSIS
by drs. Maarten Maartensz
psychologist and philosopher of science
I have ME/CFS since January 1, 1979, and have not been able to get the help other ill people are legally entitled too, and that mostly because the received medical wisdom is and has been that "medically unexplained diseases" are a sufficient ground for average MDs to infer that "therefore" the disease does not exist, and whatever suffering the patient has must be produced by the patient's own deluded thinking.
I fell ill in the first year of my university studies, but succeeded nevertheless, but with intermissions and after a long time, to obtain the best possible M.A. in the science of psychology - which I am very sorry to say, as a philosopher of science, is not real science, but mostly what the great physicist Richard Feynman called 'Cargo Cult Science':
The same, but more so, is true of modern psychiatry - as I found out, starting late in 2009, when I dived into the topic of ME/CFS, having a diagnosis of "ME/FM" since 1989 by several medical specialists, while being denied help by health bureaucrats, on the ground that my disease "must be psychiatric", because that saves money, saves efforts on the part of medical doctors, and is the cheapest for insurance companies.
What follows is my criticism of the so called "Rationale" of the DSM-5 Work Group, incidentally so incompetent that they don't even seem to know that the "DSM-V" is not the right Trade Marked Term for their dangerous nonsense. (Fehlleistung?)
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Maarten Maartensz Submission to the DSM-5 Task Force of the APA
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