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Law Review Symposium 2014 - Legal Borders and Mental Disorders

When: Fri., Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 2014

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. 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 criminal sentencing, health insurance, or disability benefits) hinge on whether someone’s mental illness is included within the DSM, and it has therefore become a very important, albeit imperfect, resource for the law.

Price: Free