Responses to the publication of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM 5

Kinderman, P. and Cooke, A. (2017) Responses to the publication of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM 5. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. ISSN 0022-1678.

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Abstract

The idea and practice of ‘diagnosis’ in psychiatry has always been controversial. Controversy came to a head in the period preceding and immediately after publication of the latest version of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5. There was widespread international discussion and debate not only in scholarly journals but in mainstream and social media, and to the formation of International DSM Response Committee and an International Summit on Psychiatric Diagnosis. This article documents that process and outlines the issues that provoked, and continue to provoke most controversy, from the (admittedly personal) perspective of those involved. It ends with suggestions of alternatives to diagnosis, which avoid some of these problems and outlines how these are being taken forward. The next ten years are likely to see significant change.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0435 Psychiatry > RC0467 Clinical psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology > Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Anne Cooke
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2017 15:42
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2017 12:50
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15443

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