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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.