The DSM isn’t a Bible

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dsm5-in-distress/201212/dsm-5-is-guide-not-bible-ignore-its-ten-worst-changes

People write it, and those people are human.

They argue among themselves. http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/58622_Chapter_7_Pomerantz_%28Clinical%29_I_Proof_%28Low_Res%29_4.pdf

Like any group project, there are conflicts of interest. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24458102
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23731207
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16636630

The actual Bible is less contentious than the DSM. Everyone reads it, and no one, NO ONE, is happy with it. Everyone ignores sections or bolsters others. The reading is subjective to every clinician.

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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