This is representative of Mainstream APA

2000px-Achtung.svg[This is a Letter to the Editor to the Psychiatric Times]

To be frank, I found “Reorienting a Depressed Patient to Address Underlying BPD”, by John Gunderson in the October 8th Issue of Psychiatric News disturbing and surprisingly sophomoric. It is objectionable to call a patient BPD or MMD, or any other diagnosis. He is a person with symptoms and a character. Diagnosis is but an aid to treatment. And secondly this illusion of an alliance is more appropriate for a vacuum cleaner salesman than a psychiatrist. A real relationship can only come about over time in real psychotherapy.

[My God, this is a teaching article. Dr. Gunderson is a bigwig in the APA. They have really lost their way.]

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