The National Institute of Mental Health has announced it will reorient its research away from DSM categories

A week ago the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) published its intention to work towards and devote research funding to a new system for mental health diagnoses as an alternative to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association.

A few interesting articles on this topic:

Beginning of the end of DSM?

Psychiatry’s Guide is Out of Touch with Science, Experts Say

Why the Newest Psychiatric Diagnostic Bible Will Be a boon for Big Pharm

Critical Therapy Center has voiced its reservations towards DSM-5 in the past, by supporting organizations such as (to name but a few): the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association, Psychologists for Social Responsibility and the American Psychoanalytic Association in an open letter to the DSM-5 Task Force and the American Psychiatric Association, expressing our concerns and reservations.

 

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