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Law Review Symposium 2014: Legal Borders and Mental Disorders
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) is developed and used by psychiatrists to determine whether someone should be diagnosed with a particular mental disorder. A great deal of debate surrounded the publication of the most recent version, in May 2013. Despite the manual’s explicit warnings against using it in forensic contexts, judges and attorneys continue to refer to it as the “psychiatric bible.” Significant legal rights and entitlements (including those related to criminalView more
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