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 [cite source=’doi’]10.1177/1745691613504115[/cite].  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.