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APA Announces New Changes to Drafts of the DSM-5, Psychiatry's New "Bible"

I have this slim silver book on my desk called the "Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV-TR ." Page 153 reads:SchizophreniaA. Characteristic symptoms: Two (or more) of the following, each present for a significant portion of time during a 1-month period (or less if successfully treated):(1) delusions(2) hallucinations(3) disorganized speech (e.g., frequent derailment or incoherence)(4) grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior(5) negative symptoms, i.e., affective flattening, alogia, or avolitionThroughout the book, similarly organized lists of symptoms follow the names of every officially recognized mental disorder—bipolar disorder, autistic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and so on...

May 3, 2012 — Ferris Jabr
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