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Allen Frances: Wonderful News: DSM 5 Finally Begins Its Belated and Necessary Retreat

Allen Frances: Wonderful News: DSM 5 Finally Begins Its Belated and Necessary Retreat:
Sigh of relief. The DSM 5 website announced Wednesday morning that two of its most controversial proposals have finally been dropped. We have dodged bullets on “psychosis risk” and “mixed anxiety depression.” Both are now definitively rejected as official DSM 5 diagnoses and instead are being exiled to the appendix. And one other piece of good news: The criteria set for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have been tightened (not enough, but every little bit helps).

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Take this last opportunity to be heard.

For more on the latest revisions of the DSM 5 criteria sets, see

http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx.

By Terry Moore

Terry Moore, MSW, LICSW is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Omaha, NE. He provides psychotherapy and pain management to adults, often utilizing Hypnosis. He is an Approved Training Consultant - through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ASCH], the same body that issues his Certification in Hypnosis.