Controversy and the DSM V

Sep 4, 2013

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders--Fifth Edition

Producer: Lisa Denenmark

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has long been a Bible for mental health treatment.

Some clinicians say call the latest edition of the DSM a deeply flawed manual, but with a necessary common language for researchers and mental health professionals.

Some are outright rejecting it, saying that the new edition -- the DSM V -- is just a tool for the psychiatric drug industry to create more patients and prescribe more drugs.

Is it time for the DSM to go?  

Host Joseph Pace and guests discuss these issues and more.

Related links to guests' work:

Louis Hoffman, PhD:

The Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives

Coalition for DSM-5 Reform

The New Existentialists

Lesley Morey, PhD:


Linda Lagemann, PhD:

Educational Courses

Eduardo Vega

Mental Health Association of SF

Related Links:


Citizens Commission on Human Rights

Nancy McWilliams work

The Pyschodynamic Diagnostic Manual