DSM-5 – or what are you and were they thinking?

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March 17, 2010

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H-Madness

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The original DSM series was motivated by an attempt to correlate several conflicting classification schemata (such as still persist in the ICD).  However, since the American Psychiatric Association was taken over by a set of narrow specialists in neurobiology in the 1940s (Kirk and Hutchins) it has become an ever more inflexible instrument.  In general – with a few notable exceptions such as the grudging acceptance of homosexuality as normal behavior (the topic of a brilliant episode o...

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