11/30/2012 05:49 pm ET Updated Jan 30, 2013

Weekend Vote Will Bring Controversial Changes To DSM

This weekend, 20 people from around the country will meet in a nondescript hotel room in Arlington, Va., and take a vote. A passing stranger who stumbled on this group wouldn't see much of anything, just a bunch of graying academic types sitting around a table. But millions of people will be touched by that vote because the graying academic types are voting to approve the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual -- the bible of psychiatry.

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