Allen Frances, M.D

Allen Frances, M.D Allen Frances, M.D, is an American psychiatrist best known for chairing the DSM-IV taskforce, and later roundly criticizing the DSM-5 and American psychiatry for their roles in manufacturing mental illnesses and the epidemic of over-overdiagnosis. His early career was spent at Cornell University Medical College, and he later became chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine. He founded the Journal of Personality Disorders and the Journal of Psychiatric Practice; and is an outspoken critic of the industrial-medical complex and the marginalization and mistreatment of disenfranchised consumers of medical care. His recent publications include Saving Normal: An Insider’s Revolt Against Out-of-Control Diagnosis, The DSM-5 and Big Pharma, Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump and Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis, Revised Edition: Responding to the Challenges of DSM-5.

Data Mining: The Brave New World of Mental Health

By Allen Frances, M.D