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Friday, June 05, 2009

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Has that always been true, or were prior editions more useful?

I found the DSM-III useful as a sort of dictionary to help in discussions with mental health professionals when that came up in my profession, but found the next edition far less useful for that. Also less entertaining for the parlor game of noting which people one knows are closely described by which criteria.

The pharmaceutical companies will solve the problem with a bitter pill to swallow.

I go back to DSM III. As long as I've been doing this work, I haven't found much clinical value in the DSM.

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