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Allen J. Frances

Allen Frances, M.D., was chair of the DSM-IV Task Force and of the department of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. He is currently professor emeritus at Duke.

Videos

Allen J. Frances on The Overdiagnosis of Mental Illness
May 11, 2012
| 57:00
Psychiatrist and author, Allen J. Frances, believes that mental illnesses are being over-diagnosed. In his lecture, Diagnostic Inflation: Does Everyone Have a Mental Illness?, Dr. Frances outlines...
Disturbed Minds or Manuals?
May 7, 2012
| 53:32
The upcoming 5th edition of the DSM is causing major debate in the psychiatric community. The Agenda examines how changes to the psychiatric "Bible" will create opportunities to diagnose people with...

Episodes

May 12, 2012
Psychiatrist and author, Allen J. Frances, believes that mental illnesses are being over-diagnosed. In his lecture, Diagnostic Inflation: Does Everyone Have a Mental Illness?, Dr. Frances outlines why...
May 7, 2012
Reality vs. labels: The Agenda examines if there is more mental illness diagnosed today, or simply more labels. Part of the Mental Health Matters series.