Are DSM and logic not on good terms?

Research output: Review article


We would like to draw attention to the fact that the recently published DSM-5 (and also its predecessor, DSM-IV) contains annoying errors that are mainly logical in nature. These mistakes are undoubtedly a result of inadvertence, rather than either conceptual (professional) disagreements between authors/editors or shortage of scientific data for appropriate circumscription of diagnostic categories. The good news is that since these errors are mainly logical ones, they can be recognised and repaired.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-92
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - aug. 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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