DSM V and Author Conflicts


More than half the 28 new members of writers of the next edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) have ties to the drug industry, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Integrity in Science Watch.

A lot of my Dutch and Belgian colleagues are in the United States these days. They are visiting the APA Annual Meeting in Washinton DC.

I thought they should know this, hope they kept on reading this blog.

The conflicts of interests were posted online by the APA last week (look here). They ranged from small to extensive.

You can read some more about this on Pharmalot

But then we already knew this didn’t we?