Psychiatry's latest guide on mental disorders falls short, experts say.
Even the chairman of the task force making the revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (D.S.M.) of Mental Disorders found the new version wanting, according to a story in The New York Times by Pam Belluck and Benedict Carey. Here's why.
In this century, no one is normal. "Disorders" increasingly are being found to be "differences." The factory model is no longer functional, not for the factory and not for mental health.
Research into the brain will eventually help us all understand more about mental differences. But keep in mind that just one difference, now labelled a disorder, can be the foundation for a career for an individual using that difference as talent. It's a new world. I know, I am a father of someone who sees his own difference as a gift, not a disorder.