NY Times article: “Psychiatry Manual Drafters Back Down on Diagnoses”

An article appeared in the New York Times yesterday entitled “Psychiatry Manual Drafters Back Down on Diagnoses”. It is written by Benedict Carey and deals with the fifth edition of the DSM:

In a rare step, doctors on a panel revising psychiatry’s influential diagnostic manual have backed away from two controversial proposals that would have expanded the number of people identified as having psychotic or depressive disorders.

The doctors dropped two diagnoses that they ultimately concluded were not supported by the evidence: “attenuated psychosis syndrome,” proposed to identify people at risk of developing psychosis, and “mixed anxiety depressive disorder,” a hybrid of the two mood problems.

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