Friday, March 12, 2010

Psychiatry's Latest Manual Goes Too Far

Allen Francis was chairman of the task force that created the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which came out in 1994. Although this essay does not talk about the disease mongering of the pharmaceutical companies as a factor in the expansion of psychiatric diagnoses to "encompass every eccentricity," it does discuss the absurdity of some of the newly proposed diagnoses. Written by someone who should know. Click on the title of this post to link to the essay.

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