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Parental alienation, DSM-5, and ICD-11: response to critics.

  title={Parental alienation, DSM-5, and ICD-11: response to critics.},
  author={William Bernet and Amy J. L. Baker},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  volume={41 1},
  • W. BernetA. Baker
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Psychology
  • The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
There has been considerable interest among forensic practitioners in the proposals that parental alienation be included in the next editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Diseases (DSM) and The International Classification of Diseases (ICD). However, there has also been a great deal of misunderstanding about the proposals, and misinformation has been expressed in professional meetings, on websites, and in journal articles. In this article we address four common… 

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