MOL focusses on the distress underlying any particular symptom pattern rather than the symptoms themselves

The DSM: Unfit for purpose.

In this article, I start a 5-part series that considers the approach taken to mental health diagnosis by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association. You can read the article here: In some very fundamental ways, which I explain in this article, the DSM does not, and cannot, fulfil the purpose for which it was designed. Abandoning the DSM could be the most sensible, and helpful, thing we could do.

Posted 05.08.19

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