Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM): A culture bound syndrome?

@article{Nadkarni2012DiagnosticAS,
  title={Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM): A culture bound syndrome?},
  author={Abhijit Nadkarni and Alastair M. Santhouse},
  journal={Asian journal of psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={118-9}
}
The fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) is due to be published in May 2013 and the preliminary draft revisions to the current diagnostic criteria are now available for public review. There are several contentious issues, including the proposed expansion of diagnostic categories and the consequent effects that the DSM-V will have on the concept of normality. There is also the issue of the use of DSM in the context of other cultures, and what this likely… CONTINUE READING