Controversy surrounds overhaul of psychiatric diagnostic manual

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With the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM for short, on the eve of it’s official debut, many experts are already looking beyond it. Drafting new diagnostic criteria more strongly rooted in biology was a major goal of the new edition, but not everyone agrees that more biology is what was needed. "That’s only a slice of it," says Frank Farley, a professor in the College of Education at Temple and a past president of the American Psychological Association. "We are social creatures, and much of what causes our distress has to do with relationships, with peers, friends and family."