Thoughts on Psychology

Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

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A good article in Wired on criticisms of the development of the latest revision of the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual, DSM-V. The process seems to be marked by an increasing medicalisation of psychological phenomena, including the invention of new disorders; and particularly the identification of disorders that pharmaceutical companies have suggested treatments for. Perhaps not surprising given that 62% of those drawing up the manual have links to the drug companies…

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/12/ff_dsmv/all/1

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