Wednesday, February 10, 2010

DSM and Social Work leadership

The proposed new version of the DSM was unveiled recently, to the great consternation of many. Some see this as a way to more accurately diagnose people who suffer from disorders and get them the scientifically-based treatment they deserve. Others worry that the new diagnostic categories cast too wide a net and may pathologize some atypical but healthy behaviors. For a story on this, see

Once materials are posted on the APA web, there will be a public comment period until April 20. This is a perfect opportunity to engage in some social work leadership. Read the materials, post comment, and make your (and social work's) voice heard on this important issue.

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