Activate Now
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

For veterans with Gulf War Illness, an explanation for the unexplainable symptoms

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes in breast cancer survivors

SURVEY: Has Your Illness Affected What You Eat?

Recent Research on Gulf War illness and other health problems in veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: Effe...

DePaul Study Recruiting Participants

Cocoa flavanols lower blood pressure and increase blood vessel function in healthy people

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil Associated with Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

Chemical exposure linked to rising diabetes, obesity risk

Researchers find 'dormant' parasite cysts are actually quite active

Evidence for abnormal cytokine expression in Gulf War Illness: A preliminary analysis of daily immun...

Print Page
Email Article

DSM-5 Correction Urgent & You can Help! Risks Mislabeling ME/CFS as Mental Disorder

  [ 8 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ] • December 13, 2012

This call for correction of DSM-5 is one of a series of blogs by Allen Frances, MD.

DSM-5 is the upcoming fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnositc and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, to be used as a guide by mental health professionals as of May 2013.

Dr. Frances Has a Deep Understanding of the Risks of DSM-5’s Misapplication

He was chair of the DSM-4 Task Force and of the department of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. He is currently professor emeritus at Duke.

Your Hits on His Post Can Send It Viral

We are publishing the first part of Dr. Frances’ blog with a jump to the full article on – in hopes that it will go viral. If it gets thousands of hits Dr. Frances can use this as evidence of opposition, to pressure DSM-5 to reconsider “wording that could tag an unnecessary mental disorder on millions of people suffering from medical illnesses” such as ME/CFS.


Mislabeling Medical Illness as Mental Disorder
The eleventh DSM 5 mistake needs an eleventh hour correction
Published Dec 8, 2012 by Allen J Frances, MD

Many readers of my previous blog listing the ten worst suggestions in DSM 5 were shocked that I failed to mention an eleventh dangerous mistake - that DSM 5 will harm people who are medically ill by mislabeling their medical problems as mental disorder. They are absolutely right. I apologize for my previous failure to attend to this danger and hope it is not now too late to influence the process.

Adding to the woes of the medically ill could be one of the biggest problems caused by DSM 5. It will do this in two ways:

1. By encouraging a quick jump to the erroneous conclusion that someone's physical symptoms are 'all in the head'; and

2. By mislabeling as mental disorders what are really just the normal emotional reactions that people understandably have in response to a medical illness.

Read more (and comment, like & tweet it) HERE:

Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

thank you
Posted by: IanH
Dec 10, 2012
Thanks for posting this. veryone on this board should study this and comment on it. I have done so.
Reply Reply
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia & Lyme Disease treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold
Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket
Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep? Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep?
Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH
Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45% Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45%

What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Causes
Fibromyalgia Treatments
Fibromyalgia Diet
Fibromyalgia Medications
M.E. & CFS
What is M.E./CFS?
M.E./CFS Diagnosis
M.E./CFS Symptoms
M.E./CFS Causes
M.E./CFS Treatments
M.E./CFS Diet
M.E./CFS Medications
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme Disease Diagnosis
Lyme Disease Symptoms
Lyme Disease Causes
Lyme Disease Treatments
Lyme Disease Diet
Lyme Disease Medications
M.E. & CFS
Lyme Disease
General Health
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing