DSM revision surrounded by controversy

January 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/12/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 1, p16
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the revision process of the manual Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), a guidebook for mental disorders. It informs that Allen Frances, editor of DSM-IV and Robert Spitzer, editor of DSM III has criticized the DSM-V task force for their lack of transparency. According to William Narrow, director of the DSM-V task force, there is transparency and updates for the interested parties in each version of the manual.


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