Psychiatry’s Struggle To Define Mental Illness
A major revision of the manual mental health professionals use to diagnose patients is underway. Suggested changes to the definitions of autism and depression are eliciting great concerns. Indeed, if they go through, the lives of millions of Americans will change.
Dr. Steven Hyman, Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at The Broad Institute and Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard; Member of the DSM-5 Task Force