With each subsequent edition of the DSM, a larger proportion of the population is
included. I remember when we were studying the DSM in Social Work school.
I was one of the few people who didn’t think at least 25 diagnoses applied
to them since I already knew I was bipolar.
I recommend a book by Dr. Paula Kaplan called, ‘They Say You’re Crazy.”
Remember up until the gay rights movement, every gay individual in the US
had a DSM classification.
I propose a new game show, DSM-IVR where you get to assign
numbers to every famous person in history, every literary character, every
character in the Bible. DSM and the Bible is the best game of all. No
flaming in this sacred time; I am a deeply religious person. I am using
the Bible to ridicule the DSM -IVR.
It would be a great family game as well. All you have to do is purchase
enough copies of the pocket edition, and you and your friends will have a
surefire entertainment for life.