American Psychiatric Association Under Fire for New Disorders

Shyness, grief and eccentricity could suddenly become mental health disorders if the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders goes through as planned. But it won't if more than 11,000 petitioners, most of whom are mental health professionals, have their way. The DSM, the 900-page "bible" of psychiatric symptoms published by the American Psychiatric Association, has been around since 1952. But the fifth and latest edition, scheduled for publication in May...Full Story
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