In Brief

Desert Island Diagnoses

Topics: DSM | Overdiagnosis

In 1974, Drs. Donald Goodwin and Samuel Guze put forth a radical idea. They wanted to pare down the unwieldy list of psychiatric diagnoses to only the most valid: MDD Bipolar disorder Schizophrenia Panic disorder and specific phobias PTSD (provisional) OCD Anorexia and bulimia Somatization and conversion disorder Antisocial

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