HAS ANYONE NOTICED THAT TEEN SCREEN DOES NOT SCREEN FOR SUICIDE?
|What happens when a child takes the TeenScreen survey?|
Do they get diagnosed as "suicidal"?
They get "diagnosed" with one of the nearly 400 "disorders" listed in the DSM IV which has no such "disorder" as "Suicidality"
AND NONE OF THE DISRODERS LISTED ARE SAID TO LEAD TO SUICIDE EXCEPT BIPOLARITY AND MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER
But the survey findings - the 84% INCORRECT findings - are more likely to find "social anxiety disorder","conduct disorder", "disruptive behavior disorder" and many more of which NONE have anything to do with suicidality.
But they can be prescribed drugs for and billed.
Suicidality, not being in the DSM IV, cannot be prescribed for or billed.
Hence, it is ONLY a gimmick to get the other DSM IV listings assigned prescribed and billed for.
Screen for suicidality?
Only in the title of the program
Only in its mission statement
From there it goes off MO's (mission orders) and becomes "screening for DSM IV listed disorders" which are almost totally NOT suicidal per the book itself!
Oh well, thought I'd mention it in case it slipped by...