May 11 / Simcha

The Problem with a Diagnostic Manual (S. Satel)

dsm5Sally Satel, psychiatrist, scholar and co-author of the forthcoming book “Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience,” challenges the authority of the soon-to-be-published DSM-5, the diagnostic “Bible” in the psychiatric world.

The DSM is an imperfect guide to predicting what treatments will benefit patients most, she writes, because of the multiple and complex factors that contribute to mental illness.  The following is a selection of her longer New York Times article (Why the Fuss Over the DSM-5, 5.11.13).

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