Critiques of Diagnosis

The Unavoidable Biases of ADHD

This argument takes as its reference the definition of ADHD provided in the DSM-5; we refer the reader to this classification because of its authoritative status in clinical and pharmacological research, in randomized controlled trials (RCT) used in epidemiology, but also increasingly – and sadly – in clinical practice. Why do we raise...
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Cultural Issues

Why Does the Publication of the DSM-5 Concern European Psychiatry?

Note: This is an extended version of Dr. Landman’s article for Psychology Today published on March 18, 2013. The shorter and modified version can be found here:  The DSM, which stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), is a reference manual meant...
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