The new somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 risks mislabeling many people as mentally ill

@article{Frances2013TheNS,
  title={The new somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 risks mislabeling many people as mentally ill},
  author={Allen Frances},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={346}
}
  • A. Frances
  • Published 19 March 2013
  • Psychology
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
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