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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New DSM Criteria Manual Challenged by Expert for Lack of Validity

Setting standards for the assessment of psychiatric criteria in workers' compensation claims has been a major challenge. Subjective criteria has been difficult for the experts, evaluators and courts to yield an objective analysis.

With a new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or
D.S.M., to be published a new challenge to the assessment tool has been made.

"Just weeks before the long-awaited publication of a new edition of the so-called bible of mental disorders, the federal government’s most prominent psychiatric expert has said the book suffers from a scientific 'lack of validity.'"

Read the complete article "Psychiatry’s Guide Is Out of Touch With Science, Experts Say" NY Times

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