DSM-5 Statement by the Critical Psychiatry Network
The following statement was posted on the Critical Psychiatry Network website in the UK on 23rd May 2013.
The Critical Psychiatry Network is concerned with the way the controversy over the publication of DSM-5 is being portrayed in the media and by some academic psychiatrists. The issues raised by the DSM are complex and require careful and studied consideration. There are two aspects in particular that concern us. These relate to the portrayal of the controversy as a guild dispute, and the polarisation of the debate as one of nurture versus nature.