Please listen to this BBC documentary on "Medicalizing Grief" featuring Drs Jerome Wakefield (NYU), Lisa Cosgrove (Harvard), Al Frances (DSMIV), Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, and two MISS moms, Trish, Myles' mama and Dana, Justin's mama. One of the single most important documentaries relevant to bereaved parents.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – or DSM – is a book full of lists of symptoms, strange sounding names, codes and guidelines. It's also a book that changes lives. Its champions say it is simply a system of classification, a diagnostic tool. Its critics claim it is more – it decides what is and isn't a disease and that every time a new version is published an increasing number of people are labelled mentally ill.