Diagnosing mental illness: more than half a million reasons to worry

Here’s a fascinating article from Perspective on Psychological Science about the very troubling state of psychiatric diagnosis, using PTSD as the prime example (10.1177/1745691613504115).  I know DSM bashing is all the rage (looking at you, Tom Insell), but this paper takes DSM to the woodshed in some new and exhilarating ways.    I had my behavioral euroscience students read it last semester, and it got them appropriately agitated.

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