Today, the new Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, or D.S.M. -5 as it’s more commonly known, comes out. Often called the “Bible of Psychiatry,” the new 947-page manual outlines diagnoses for hundreds of mental disorders. Published by the American Psychiatric Association, the manual is broadly influential, affecting mental health professionals, insurance companies, the court system, and pharmaceutical and mental health research.
Each Wednesday, Current State presents “Neighbors in Action,” which features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week we feature Gift of Life, which facilitates organ donorship in Michigan.
Mark Bashore talks with communications specialist Betsy Miner-Swartz and Patty Jo Herndon, president of the Michigan Donor Family Council and a sister of an organ donor.