Why is the DSM-5 controversial?
The DSM-5 promotes the idea that for most psychological disorders, there is a genetic component, yet there is no known gene variant for about 97% of diagnoses. The DSM-5 also perpetuates the chemical imbalance theory, which is the idea that mental disorders are caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain.
Is DSM-5 available to public?
The DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) 5th Edition is available through the database Psychiatry eBooks Online. You will also find a link under quick links on the social work research guide.
Is there an eBook version of the DSM-5?
DSM-5 is now available as an eBook through PsychiatryOnline. This database also provides access many other mental health-related resources including journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, numerous e-books, practice guidelines, patient information, and more.