Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

DSM-5: An Invitation to Bias: Social Justice and Diagnostic Manuals

Demian Rose, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


Learning objectives:
At the end of this presentation, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the core assumptions behind the development of the modern-day DSM and recognize that 40 years of trying has failed to justify them
  • Practice defining criteria for a putative new DSM-5 research diagnosis
  • Use this definition as an exemplar for discussing the logical conclusions of the DSM approach to defining mental illness


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and are intended only for an audience of medical professionals.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be available for licensed physicians participating in this activity. You must attend this event and sign in to qualify for CME credit.

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Tuesday, September 29 at 8:30am to 9:30am

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