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The new somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 risks mislabeling many people as mentally ill

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1580 (Published 19 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1580

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DSM-4: "If we can't understand it, it must be mental."

DSM-5: "If we can understand it, surely it must be mental as well."

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25 March 2013
Guido den Broeder
econometrician
Stichting ME Research
Igor Stravinskisingel 50, 3069 MA Rotterdam