The DSM5 Subthreshold Disorders: Not Ready For Prime Time

The boundary between mental disorder and normality is inherently unclear. Wherever the artificial line is drawn, some people who need treatment will be missed and some who should avoid treatment will be diagnosed. I have a fundamental disagreement with the DSM5 drafts on where the boundaries should be set.

How Psychologists Can Help Correct DSM5

The options being considered for DSM5 have finally been posted. Unfortunately, only a two month period has been allotted for comments from the field. The first draft of DSM5 contains many suggestions that will cause serious unintended consequences for mental health practice, research, and forensics.