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Blog Post: Scapegoating the Mentally Ill Won’t Stop Gun Violence

Published on: Author: Jonathan Raskin

My latest blog post addresses the horrific mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, which have reignited debate over gun laws. Some argue that the problem of gun violence is mostly attributable to mental illness, not access to guns. However, research debunks the presumed link between mass shootings and mental illness, while also showing that access… Continue reading

Are There Viable Alternatives to the DSM-5?

Published on: Author: Jonathan Raskin
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Check out my latest Psychology Today blog post. Here’s an excerpt: Despite oft-heard complaints about it, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) continues to be the primary diagnostic manual used by mental health professionals. However, in the last few years there has been a lot of discussion about potential alternatives to the DSM-5.… Continue reading