Today I was at my alma mater, the graduate school of social work at Case Western Reserve University taking a continuing education course.
As a mental health professional, I historically diagnose mental disorders using what is known as The Diganostic and Statistic Manual IV-TR. Well, they've upgraded to the DSM 5, released this past May and boy have I found LOTS of changes...and some changes we had hoped for did not make it. I learned a lot.
- The DSM 5 is like Shakespeare; nothing is done without meaning or a reason.
- There is no longer a category for disorders of childhood and adolescence.
- Mental retardation has been replaced by "intellectual disability."
- Asperger Syndrome is no longer a diagnosis.
- There is a section that focuses on internet gaming disorder (and they don't mean internet gambling).
Now that I've let you watch paint dry...I'll give you another photo to view, followed by five random movie quotes...can you recall these?
"I won't be ignored, Dan!"
"...and on such pretty stationery."
"These potatoes are so creamy."
"I have a prostate gland the size of a bagel."
Answers: Fatal Attraction (said by Glenn Close); First Wive's Club (comment about their college friend's suicide note); While You Were Sleeping; The Paper (said by Robert Duvall); Ferris Bueller's Day Off (said by Ben Stein).
Have a fun weekend...make some memories!