Pinball Wizards and the Doomed Project of Psychiatric Diagnosis

von freakoutcrazy

The imminent publication of DSM-5 (due to appear in May) is a call to action for those concerned about the role of diagnosis in psychiatry. A number of campaigns are afoot, including the Committee to Boycott the DSM-5 (see established by Jack Carney, although some are concerned that the committee advocates the use of the ICD in parts of the world where remuneration depends on the use of diagnostic codings. There is also an International DSM-5 Response Committee coordinated by a group of clinical psychologists, and which is in the early stages of coordinating a public campaign to coincide with the launch of DSM-5.