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MAY 07, 2013 - Time

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Mental Health Researchers Reject Psychiatry’s New Diagnostic ‘Bible’

Just weeks before psychiatry’s new diagnostic “bible”—the DSM 5— is set to be released, the world’s major funder of mental health research has announced that it will not use the new diagnostic system to guide its scientific program, a change some observers have called “a cataclysm” and “potentially seismic.” Dr. Thomas Insel, the director of the National Institute on Mental Health, said in a blog post last week that “NIMH will be re-orienting its research away from DSM categories.” The change will not immediately affect patients. But in the long run, it could completely redefine mental ... Read More

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