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The DSM-5 has been finalised - killer analysis by Vaughan Bell
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Wow, I totally missed out on the childhood bipolar trend.
"to help more accurately and consistently diagnose children with autism", because you stop being autistic when you turn 18.  *sigh*
+Terry Walker just because improved diagnosis for kids is a goal doesn't mean adults are ignored...
+Scott Hatch in response to your first comment, the mistake here is that psychology does not mean "human behavior" - psychology is the scientific study of behavior and the mind. Likewise, it would make no sense to ask "is biology science?" because it's a tautology.

Instead, we can ask, "is it possible to scientifically study behavior?" or "...the mind?" and the answer is "yes, if we're careful" - just as, for biology, we can ask if it's possible to scientifically study life. And the answer is the same: "yes, if we're careful." (which is itself a tautological response, as science by definition implies carefulness, particular careless scientists notwithstanding)

Psychology is simply a young field, Lots of wrong turns are made in a field's infancy and toddlerhood. The same has been true for biology, chemistry, physics, and so on.
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