The DSM—New psychiatry manual adds to the oversupply of invented victims
In 1952, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – the DSM – psychiatrist’s bible for diagnosis of mental problems, was a 132-page booklet. Today, in its fourth incarnation, it is a 886-page doorstop. Controversy is now swirling over the fifth instalment, slated for publication in May 2013.
It seems that every DSM upgrade contains more and more “disorders” that are open to question for their vagueness and open-endedness.