While in Part One of our overview of the (in spite of its worldwide use by Psychiaters and Medical Doctors) disputed Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) (and at times adventurous as we have seen) we focused among others on it’s protagonist Robert L. Spitzer and the construction of DSM-III. In Part Two we then also focused on both the intra-professional external forces involved with DSM-IV and DSM-5 revision attempts. Yet observable symptoms persist in defining the DSM diagnoses, a situation that general medicine surmounted more than a century ago. The chemical and physical operations of the brain have yet to provide clues that may unravel the mysteries of human consciousness and its distortions. Mental disorders could require understandings that cannot be completely removed from personal life experiences. The future of the DSM is clearly at a crossroads, but the path it should take has no roadmap. The secrets behind the making of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Part Three.
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