Mental-health guide draws criticism

First new manual of diagnosing psychological problems risks turning everyday problems into diseases, critics say.

    A new book of psychological guidelines is facing criticism in the US. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual helps doctors diagnose mental illness. However, critics say the first new edition in nearly 20 years tries to turn everyday problems into diseases.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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