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The International Reaction to DSM-5

Allen Frances | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

I doubt DSM-5 will remain the international standard for research journals; it will almost certainly not gain any clinical following outside the U.S.; and it will also probably lose its role as the lingua franca of American psychiatry.

Spitzer Recants: Why Can't APA Admit Mistakes and Correct Them

Allen Frances | Posted 05.26.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

If a legendary figure like Bob Spitzer can correct his mistakes, surely the American Psychiatric Association can do the same -- for the sake of protecting our patients and keeping the mental health field united.

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.