BMJ article released today in views and reviews: How may this impact on us and ours?
The new somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 risks mislabeling many people as mentally ill
BMJ 2013; 346 doi: dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1580 (Published 19 March 2013)
Lead psychiatrist for DSM-IV voices opposition to DSM-5's new ‘catch-all’ criteria in BMJ, today
"Come May, everyone with chronic medical illness or long-term pain – from cancer to coronary disease, MS to myalgia, becomes a potential candidate for a new mental health label."
Today, BMJ publishes a commentary on the DSM-5 ‘Somatic Symptom Disorder’ by Allen Frances, MD, who chaired the Task Force for DSM-IV, with contribution from Suzy Chapman, Dx Revision Watch:
Full article available without subscription, here: