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Psychiatrists in US put religion in diagnostic manual

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 19 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:740
  1. F B Charatan

    American psychiatrists will for the first time include religious and spiritual problems in the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). The manual will include these problems under a broad section called “other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention.”

    Under the category of a religious or spiritual problem the manual states: “This category can be used when the focus of clinical attention is a religious or …

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