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DSM revisions

July 10, 2012
Marshall Independent

Phil Drietz makes an insightful point in his letter on June 16, stating that the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) decision to remove homosexuality from the second edition of the Diagnostics and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM II, was politically-motivated. As the APA finalizes the revisions to the DSM 5, we must consider the implications of past and potential changes to the document that determines the degree to which mental maladies range.



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