'The Book Of Woe'

'The Book Of Woe'

In 1952, the American Psychiatric Association released the first edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM. Before the publication of a newly revised fifth edition later this month, we talk with an author and practicing psychotherapist about the history and future of the manual.

In 1952, the American Psychiatric Association released the first edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM, and it quickly became the primary reference for mental health practitioners. But it's been controversial from the start, given that diagnoses affect everything from health insurance coverage to special needs support. We talk with an author and practicing psychotherapist about the history of the manual and the newly revised fifth edition coming out later this month.

Guests

Gary Greenberg

author, 'The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry'; psychotherapist

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Excerpt from "The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry" by Gary Greenberg. Copyright 2013 by Gary Greenberg. Reprinted here by permission of Blue Rider Press. All rights reserved.

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