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23 Apr 2013

Mental Disorders: Debunking Some Myths of the DSM-5

PROFESSOR PERMINDER SACHDEV, MD, PhD This article was originally published as an opinion piece in The Conversation. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is due to hit psychiatrists' and psychologists' shelves next month. Produced by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the DSM provides a standardised system of diagnosing mental disorders. From its first edition in 1952, and with each new edition about every 15 to 20 years, the DSM has always had its critics. But as the arrival of DSM-5 approaches, their clamour is becoming louder. As… Read More