As mentioned below, last month’s long-delayed release of the DSM-5 was accompanied by debates – debates that originated years before, and carried on throughout the creation of the new edition. Differences of opinion regarding the DSM are not unique to this latest version, though, and Making the DSM-5: Concepts and Controversies provides an interesting examination of the current disputes as well as historical context for those interested in better understanding the DSM and why everyone keeps talking about it.
“In Making the DSM-5, prominent experts delve into the debate about psychiatric nosology and examine the conceptual and pragmatic issues underlying the new manual. While retracing the historic controversy over DSM, considering the political context and economic impact of the manual, and focusing on what was revised or left unchanged in the new edition, this timely volume addresses the main concerns of the future of psychiatry and questions whether the DSM legacy can truly improve the specialty and advance its goals.”
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