Trials highlight worrying flaws in psychiatry 'bible'
By Peter Aldhous Read more: “‘Label jars, not people’: Lobbying against the shrinks“ HOW reliable is reliable enough? When it comes to diagnosing mental illness, most people would want the bar set pretty high, which is why the latest revision of psychiatry’s diagnostic manual has become mired in controversy – again. Last week, at its annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the American Psychiatric Association revealed results from “field trials” of diagnoses proposed for the next edition of the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5. Essentially,