Archives for November 1993

A Disease?

APA http://www.psychsearch.net/?p=9874 NIMH http://www.psychsearch.net/nimh/ NIMH: Insel http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/2013/transforming-diagnosis.shtml “Unlike our definitions of ischemic heart disease, lymphoma, or AIDS, the DSM diagnoses are based on a consensus about clusters of clinical symptoms, not any objective laboratory measure. In the rest of medicine, this would be equivalent to creating diagnostic systems based on the nature of chest pain […]

Bob Carolla – NAMI – Director of Media Relations

Ken Kramer’s questions below were answered by Bob Carolla – NAMI – Director of Media Relations. 1. What do you say to those who say that mental illness is not a disease and there is no biological test that can prove this? • First, people can agree to disagree on that point, while working on […]

NIMH

—–Original Message—– From: NIMH Info [mailto:nimhinfo@iqsolutions.com] Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:43 AM To: records@PsychSearch.net Subject: RE: Interview Question for Story! Dear Mr. Kramer: Thank you for your email to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As a result of the government shutdown, we are just […]

Do you know of one psychiatrist’s office in the world where a patient can visit tomorrow morning and get a biological test performed that will detect and diagnose some sort of “mental illness” disease?

Do you know of one psychiatrist’s office in the world where a patient can visit tomorrow morning and get a biological test performed that will detect and diagnose some sort of “mental illness” disease? If so, who is this psychiatrist and what biological test (blood test, urine test, brain scan, etc.) does he use to […]

What do you say to those who say that mental illness is not a disease and there is no biological test that can prove this?

What do you say to those who say that mental illness is not a disease and there is no biological test that can prove this? Responses from NAMI Members: +++ My reaction to this is that whether or not a person has a physical or mental condition or illness, if there is something that causes […]

APA

From: APA [mailto:APA@psych.org] Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:07 AM To: ‘PsychSearch’ Subject: RE: Interview Question for Story Dear Ken Kramer, Thank you for contacting the American Psychiatric Association. Unfortunately as a membership based organization for psychiatrists we are unable to assist with this matter. We strongly suggest you consult a local mental health professional […]