Saving Normal

Saving Normal

An Insider's Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinar

By Allen Frances

William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780062229250, 314pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2013

In the wake of a new edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" ("DSM" 5 for short), Frances argues that "DSM" 5 offers a radical and reckless set of proposals that will overnight turn OnormalO people into Omental patients.O

About the Author
Allen Frances, M.D., was the chairman of the DSM-IV Task Force and part of the leadership group for DSM-III and DSM-III-R. He is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University School of Medicine.