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Topic: mental health reform

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May 22, 2013 at 7:02 AM

APA manual updated

Labels impede healing Criticized from within the ranks, the 947-page revised manual (DSM-5) by the American Psychiatric Association adds new disorders and broadens criteria for existing ones [“Mental disorder manual revised,” page one, May 18]. If the manual itself were placed on the couch, what would we find? Would it be diagnosed with a disorder all…

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March 24, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Washington state mental-health reform

Health should come before education The editorial applauding recent packages of mental-health legislation is right on track [“Mental-health reform,” Opinion, March 22]. Senate Bill 5732 and House Bill 1522 would ease the horrific mental-health crisis by funding more psychiatric beds. I must, however, take issue with placing education funding first. What kind of education are we…

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