Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Draft of DSM-V Sure to Stir Up Controversy

An AP/MSNBC article says that we can expect noticeable changes in terminology that could reduce the numbers of people labeled as "mentally ill." Asperger's syndrome will be lumped together with other forms of autism, and Internet addiction will not join gambling addiction as a behavioral addiction, for instance. The draft Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is soliciting input from the public as well as from professionals through the month of April at http://www.DSM5.org.

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