Social Misuse of Disorder Designation, Part III: Harm and Ethical Validity

May 08, 2019

At a minimum, a mental disorder is considered an undesirable and unwanted condition either for the individual or the society. However, that is clearly very relativistic and does little to protect against social misuse of disorder designation.

Social Misuse of Disorder Designation, Part I: Conceptual Defenses

May 08, 2019

Part 1 of a three-part series on a pertinent philosophical question in the era of diagnostic inflation: What conceptual means are available to prevent deviant and undesirable behavioral conditions from being diagnosed as mental disorders as a result of social bias and stigma?

Public Comment Period Opens for First Set of New Proposals to Update DSM-5

December 11, 2017

Advances in digital publishing that allow instantaneous dissemination of changes at minimal cost have paved the way towards the adoption of a continuous improvement model for DSM, in which revisions are pegged to specific scientific advances.