Drawing borders of mental disorders: An interview with David Kupfer

Berend Verhoeff*

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The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is on its way and will most likely be published in 2013. The chair of the task force of this significant project, Dr David Kupfer, was in the Netherlands at a national psychiatry conference to give an update on its progress. Shortly before his main lecture I had the opportunity to talk to him. We discussed the current striking rise of particularly children with a psychiatric diagnosis and how DSM-5 will deal with this development. This issue led to a discussion on how the fundamental distinction between normal psychological functioning and psychopathology will be made in DSM-5. BioSocieties (2010) 5, 467-475. doi:10.1057/biosoc.2010.24

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-475
Number of pages9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2010


  • DSM-5
  • interview
  • David Kupfer
  • normality
  • psychopathology
  • epidemics
  • DSM-V

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