Saturday, February 11, 2012

US mental guidelines attacked -

David Pilgrim, Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University of Central Lancashire, said: “It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that DSM-5 will help the interests of the drug companies and the wrong-headed belief of some mental health professionals.”

He said DSM-5, set for release in May next year, generates substantial income and reinforces the role of the American Psychiatric Association, as well as playing down “the complexity of people’s problems that are a mixture of psychological, social and biological factors”.


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