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'First, do no harm'

The New York Times Book Review has an excellent article critiquing psychiatry and the 'bible' of psychiatric diagnosis, the DSM . The piece argues that the DSM has encouraged, among other things: pharmaceutical companies to push their drugs; the neglect of effective non money-making interventions like exercise for depression; and the creation of some 'monsters' in terms of childhood disorders. The authors also note how the DSM is subjective and has no scientific citations for justifying categorisation of disorders.

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