Listen to Gary Greenberg discuss what he calls the “DSM wars,” The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry:
It’s been nearly 20 years since the American Psychiatric Association’s survey of mental disorders—better known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, or DSM for short—last saw a major revision. With the long-awaited fifth edition to be released later this month, psychoanalyst Gary Greenberg’s The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry is both timely chronicle and scathing critique. He argues that the field of psychiatry is overdiagnosing and overprescribing and must narrow its mission in order to survive. Documentary filmmaker Mitch McCabe joined Greenberg in conversation at Politics & Prose.
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