The East Side Institute presents
THE HUMAN COST OF DIAGNOSIS
A Conversation with Gil Eyal, Lois Holzman and Christine LaCerva
FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 7:00 - 8:30PM
NYU SCHOOL OF LAW, VANDERBILT HALL
40 WASHINGTON SQUARE SOUTH, RM 206
FEE: $20 for a4 Alliance+ members (reg. $35.00 IN ADVANCE; $40.00 AT THE DOOR)
Proposed revisions to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) have sparked a heated controversy among practitioners, educators and parents concerned with the human impact of newly minted diagnostic criteria and labels - especially for children and the elderly.
A case in point are changes to the Autism Spectrum, which have many parents worried about the loss of support services for their children, practitioners criticizing the arbitrariness of DSM-5 diagnostic categories in general, and others questioning the medical/diagnostic model as a whole. What are the history, politics and economics of diagnoses? Where is their science? Is the diagnostic paradigm a valid one? What is its human cost?
Join sociologist Gil Eyal, developmental psychologist Lois Holzman and social therapist Christine LaCerva for a conversation that will explore the DSM controversy.
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