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Why the Newest Psychiatric Diagnostic Bible Will Be a Boon for Big Pharma

The DSM-5 will likely lead patients down a road of over-diagnosis and over-medication.

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Kutchins and Kirk report there is not a single major study showing high reliability in any version of the DSM, including the DSM-4.

Is there any good news about the DSM-5? The APA just announced that its price for the DSM-5 will be $199 a copy, and this is good news for Allen Frances who reacted: “People are not likely to rush out to buy a ridiculously expensive DSM-5 that has already been discredited as unsafe and scientifically unsound...The good news is that its lowered sales and lost credibility will limit the damage that can be done by DSM-5.”