Revising Psychiatry's 'Bible' of Disorders

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the go-to "bible" for psychiatrists in diagnosing disorders. A fifth revision is underway now, with new terms, "intellectual disability" instead of "mental retardation." There are also new categories for disorders and new "behavioral" addictions. Gambling gets labeled an addiction, but sex does not. Peter Aldhous, San Francisco Bureau Chief for New Scientist, explains what these revisions all mean.




Sara Terry