ERASE TEEN SCREEN - WHOOPS! SUICIDE NOT ADDRESSED AS A SUBJECT AT ALL IN THE DSM!!
And welcome to my ERASE TEEN SCREEN blog!
I checked the appendix for alphabetical listings of all the disorders in the DSM IV and between "Stuttering" and "Tic Disorder" there is
I would have thought there would be a "Suicidal Ideation Disorder" or some such.
I checked the index and its last "S" listing is "Substance Use Disorders"
Then it goes on to "T" listings
I guess suicidality itself is not a disorder or mental illness!
I guess if they already have drugs that cause suicidality, they can't exactly list it as anything wrong with a person.
Wonder why they're screening for it??
Or perhaps it's all those other disorders that are in the DSM that can be labelled and disgnosed and drugged (with psychotropics that cause suicide themselves) that lead up to suicide
- except they don't!
For example "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" - Here is where the DSM IV would have a sectyion "Associated Descriptive Features" like it does for, say,Bipolar, which states "Completed suicide occurs in 10%-15% of individulas with Bipolar Disorder"
- no such entry at all anywhere whatsoeverf for Obsessive-Compulsuive" - hence this is not linked to suicide.
Nor are the other common lables derived from the TeenScreen survey and assigned to children..
In fact there have been NO SUCH findings as "suicidal tendency" gotten from the TeenScreeen survey!
BUT THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SURVEYING FOR!
But, of course, in the manner that the DSM IV is reasoning (or not reasoning) suicidality all by itself as a phenomenon aparently is not a malady.
Not a subject unto itself.
Not a Disorder.
Hmmm something just doesn't make sense here ...
Well done, DSM, for your detailed study of the subject of Suicide - which Teen Screen depends so much upon to provide "diagnostic psychiatric service for use in identifying and predicting suicidal tendencies in teenagers"!
ave a nice day