Allen Frances Bio

September 23, 2011

Allen Frances, MD, was the chair of the DSM-IV Task Force and of the department of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. He is currently professor emeritus at Duke.

 

 

Allen Frances, MD, was the chair of the DSM-IV Task Force and of the department of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. He is currently professor emeritus at Duke.

 

He is author of Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life (New York; William Morrow; 2013) and Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis (New York; Guilford Press; 2013).