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Dr. Michael First Talks ABout Proposed Changes to the DSM


(February 11, 2010)  Dr. Michael First, editor of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of mental disoder''s fourth edition, spoke with WNYC''s Takeaway about his reaction to the proposed changes to DSM-V: “What you call something has a huge implication. Certainly the names have treatments associated with them, certain levels of stigma, so the name is extremely important. It actually makes real life difference for patients’ lives and for clinicians.”   

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