The publication of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is scheduled to be next year in 2013. This manual which is used for diagnosing purposes and by insurance companies to determine which individuals will receive health coverage. Emerging addictions, mental disorders, and abnormal behaviors challenges and complicates the restructuring of the manual.
The article discusses how numerous committees and professionals are currently regrouping, combining, and removing illnesses from the DSM-5 which inevitably elicit stereotypes. For example, Asperger's disorder is going to be listed under Autism Spectrum Disorder which assumes that symptoms of these two different disorders are identical or similar enough ... More »