March/April 2014 cover

Playing The DSM Game

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Editor's Note

Rich Simon

Even though the grumbling about DSM-5 does seem to have reached some kind of tipping point, it... Read more

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Ending Our Allegiance to the Great Gazoo

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Why DSM-5 Makes Nobody Happy

From small insignificant beginnings in 1952, when almost nobody read it, DSM has become a kind of sacred literary monster. Today, it’s the most detested and... Read more

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A Step Backward: An Interview with Allen Frances

As the man responsible for the previous edition, the foremost critic of DSM-5 is perhaps the last person you’d expect to trash this latest, biggest version. Read more

The Debate Over DSM-5: A Step in the Right Direction

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While the polemical debates over the new DSM have received widespread coverage, the reactions of ordinary clinicians have yet to receive much scrutiny. Read more

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