Anatomy of Diagnosis (Episode 163)

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Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discuss new diagnostic categories that could label grieving as depression and temper tantrums as a psychiatric disorder.

  • The controversial new Diagnostic Manual for psychiatric disorders is about to be published, with new diagnostic categories
  • What does it mean when there are new diagnostic labels for "natural behaviours", such as temper tantrums?
  • What are the pros and cons of diagnosis?
  • Should you be concerned about the stigma related to mental health problems?

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Note: Posts on Family Anatomy are for education only, and are not intended to replace professional or medical advice. If you need to talk to someone about family or mental health issues, you can get a referral from your family doctor. Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discussed kids in general in this episode, but every child is unique; your experience may vary from that discussed in this episode.