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The Drawbacks of ‘Harm Inflation’

Expanding our definitions of harm, trauma, and mental disorder may be a “mixed blessing,” experts say

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Several years ago, in 2013, the American Psychiatric Association made a controversial change to its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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