Moving Beyond DSM-5

David Mays on the Future of Psychotherapy

However much we all might like to discuss and debate DSM-5, the field of psychotherapy continues to move forward, so we need to look to the future and understand what lies ahead for the treatment of mental disorders.

David Mays, a forensic psychiatrist and author of the Major Mental Illness Pocket Guides, is especially eager to move beyond the drama of DSM-5 and explore the developments that are shaping the future of psychotherapy and the inevitable next edition of the DSM.

In this clip, he talks about his disappointment in how medications are currently used and prescribed, the changes he’s seeing taking place, and what those changes mean for the next generation of pharmaceuticals.



Rich Simon

Richard Simon, PhD, founded Psychotherapy Networker and served as the editor for more than 40 years. He received every major magazine industry honor, including the National Magazine Award. Rich passed away November 2020, and we honor his memory and contributions to the field every day.