In May, the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is being released. This is the book that contains all the diagnostic criteria for mental illnesses.
And there has been lots of public debate around this update. Primarily the feedback on the changes has been negative.
Video on the DSM-5 Changes and the Negative Feedback
In this video, I talk about the negativity around the DSM-5. I’m curious as to whether any update would truly satisfy the psychiatric community. I have to think all the negativity is, at least partially, a knee-jerk reaction to change.
It’s not just the change that matters, but the reason behind it.
In this video, I discuss the bereavement exclusion in the DSM-5 and ask the people who don’t like the DSM-5 changes an important question.