Money and Mental Health: Did Big Pharma write 'The Psychiatrist's Bible'?
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Are drug companies pushing to change the definition of mental illness for their own benefit? The controversy centres on a book that's been billed as "The Psychiatrist's Bible": the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM for short. It catalogues mental disorders and their symptoms. Last year, the fifth version of the book came out, unleashing a storm of criticism. Some accuse its authors of bowing to the lobbying of the pharmaceutical industry in order to sell more drugs.
Report by A. Laïdi and S. de la Forterie.
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