Wakefield Dsm-5 Analysis

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In Wakefield’s article, “DSM-5: An Overview of Changes and Controversies” (2013), he has found issues with the DSM. For example, when diagnosing obsessive compulsive disorder, hoarding was a possible symptom, but now hoarders do not meet the criteria for obsessive compulsive disorder. Moreover, hoarding sometimes represents a health or safety hazard. In principle, having the diagnosis makes sense, but the issue lies with over diagnosis. According to Wakefield, “People naturally vary in their tendency to collect and save things,” so what or who determines what is valuable, an appropriate use of a room, or how much clutter is too much? The criteria is too vague and may be misapplied. “In an interesting twist, to prevent missing cases, the criteria
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