Being mad is one thing, going mad quite another | Darian Leader

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Being mad is one thing, going mad quite another | Darian Leader
Many are worried that the latest edition of the psychiatrist’s ‘bible’ labels everyone as ill – but this has an upsideEach edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has a massive impact on psychiatric practice and medical education around the world. The book lists mental disorders and explains how to diagnose them. Seen as a gold standard, it dictates diagnostic practice in mainstream medicine.Every media mention of DSM calls it the “bible” of mental health, and, like the latter, it generates passionate controversy. Proposals for the next edition, due in 2013, have sparked international protest, as DSM-5 looks as if it will lower the threshold of what counts as mental disorder. Critics have argued that new categories lik…

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