1BoringOldMan on the declining rolls of APA membership, his own early disaffection with the organization, and a hidden force in shaping its history: “People talk about the neoKraepelinians [Robins and Guze etc.] or the DSM-IIIs Robert Spitzer as the movers and shakers of the changes in psychiatry in 1980, but that credit really belongs to Mel Sabshin, the Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association from 1974 to 1997.”
MIA relies on the support of its readers to exist. Please consider a donation to help us provide news, essays, podcasts and continuing education courses that explore alternatives to the current paradigm of psychiatric care. Your tax-deductible donation will help build a community devoted to creating such change.