Bloomberg: How Many Billions a Year Will the DSM-5 Cost? Allen Frances, MD

Bloomberg: How Many Billions a Year Will the DSM-5 Cost? Allen Frances, MD

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Update: Additional recent articles on DSM-5 development:

Healio Psychiatric Annals > Practice Management > News

DSM-5: a ‘living document’ that may impact practice, patients health

December 21, 2012


How Many Billions a Year Will the DSM-5 Cost?

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Allen Frances, MD | December 20, 2012

Further responses to the commentary on DSM-5 Somatic Symptom Disorder by Allen Frances and Suzy Chapman published last week on Psychology Today, Huffington Post and Education Update:

IBS Impact blog

Proposed DSM-5 Criteria May Unfairly Label Physical Conditions as Psychological Disorders

“Recently in the IBS and chronic illness community, several professionals and self-advocates have begun expressing concern about proposed changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, commonly known as the DSM…The DSM is revised periodically and the 5th edition is expected to be released in 2013. While there are many controversial proposed changes, one that has received relatively little attention in the mainstream media is particularly alarming in its potential implications for people with chronic illnesses, especially ones that are still scientifically poorly understood, like irritable bowel syndrome or commonly overlapping conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and interstitial cystitis among others…”

Mind Your Body

Moving in the Wrong Direction

Dr Tiffany Taft, Ph.D., Northwestern University | December 13, 2012

“…Rather than repeating what’s in store in DSM 5, this article provides an excellent summary of the proposed changes. It’s really worth taking the time to read, whether you have diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, lupus, or fibromyalgia. The bottom line is, regardless of the etiology of your chronic illness you are a candidate for the Somatic Symptom Disorder (SDD) diagnosis. If you’re a parent caregiver, your reactions to your child’s illness may be deemed pathological as well…”

The Reporting on Health Member Blog

DSM 5 – Misdiagnosing or Mislabeling of Medical Diseases

Kate Benson | December 19, 2012

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