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Who's Crazy Now?

David Blistein | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

Health professionals may diagnose my condition in various ways, but for those of us on the other side of the looking glass, the validity of a diagnosis is only as good as the success of the remedy.

The New DSM Reaches the Finish Line

Dilip V. Jeste, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.

You may have already heard our big news in psychiatry: The first major revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) since the mid-1990s has just been approved by American Psychiatric Association's Board of Trustees. And the new DSM-5 will be published in May.

Am I a Dangerous Man?

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

My motivation for taking on this unpleasant task is simple: to prevent DSM 5 from promoting a general diagnostic inflation that will result in the mislabeling of millions of people as mentally disordered.