Friday, May 17, 2013

Manual of Mishegas, an alternate to DSM-5

Starting 6/1, CMPS will be using an alternative diagnostic system instead of DSM-5.
This will be the only diagnostic system allowed on our new EHR system. See:

The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas:

potchkied together and .com-piled by 


The authors cut through the hundreds of categories in the 1000-page D.S.M. by dividing all mental disorders into two realms: mishegas major and mishegas minor. And for each of the sub-categories it analyzes—spilkes major (and spilkes minor), yenta, kvetch, alter kocker, shnorrer, dementia-with-benefits, etc. THE DMOM will enable readers to transform ordinary tsuris and mishegas—the glooms, blues, angsts, and general chazzerie of their lives—into transcendent and easy-to-understand categories. It will turn kvetching into kvelling and guilt into gelt, so that readers will learn to live at peace with their inner mishegas and to treasure its precious and life-giving absurdities.


" ich dorf es vi a loch in kop (it's needed like a hole in the head)...."

"A Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor is no substitute for a good piece of herring!"

"I hate this book!"  (Herbert Luftmensch, Chair, Inner Sanctomonium Sub-Committee, APA)


Sarebear said...

This seems to make more sense than some of what I've seen regarding the DSM V thingie.

Sarebear said...

Is there a facetious emote? I probably should have added one, ;^D>

Joel Hassman, MD said...

My wife and I loved this post! She sums it up simply "the whole thing schmeck de veck" (stinks to high heaven).

She is not associated with this addendum: still feel schmucks are untreatable.

Thanks for the morning laugh!

Anonymous said...

You should link to Amazon so people know it is a real book.

Elaine said...

Article in today's Guardian (UK newspaper) about DSM-5 if anyone is interested.

Elaine said...

New US manual for diagnosing mental disorders published