Does Psychiatry “Medicalize Ordinary Life” as claimed by Dr. Allen Frances?

Dr. Allen Frances, editor of the DSM-IV, has made a cottage industry out of attacking the DSM-5 and the profession of psychiatry. Do his critiques withstand the evidence?

The BJP article referenced in the video: http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/200/2/…

Frances’s ideas can be found with a simple Google search. Anyone interested in a sustained critique of those ideas will find multiple posts dealing capably with his ideas here: http://real-psychiatry.blogspot.ca/

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