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You are now ill…

You may well have seen much in the press about DSM-5, which was released last week. A previous post highlighted concerns voiced by Allen Frances about the path that DSM-5 was taking. Frances was the chair of the task force that … Continue reading

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Defining mental illness

In the ‘Overview‘ section of this site the handout (linked to the TSM introductory lecture for the ‘Tired all the time’ case) discusses the difficulty of making psychiatric diagnoses. The lecture and handout refer to ICD-10 and DSM-IV but both … Continue reading

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