2023-11-16 10 04 45-DSM-5:  10 YEARS LATER  And now?

International Colloquium on Friday December 15 and Saturday December 16, 2023 (online or onsite attendance possible)

Salle Quartier Notre Dame des Champs 
92bis Boulevard du Montparnasse
75014 Paris (France)

Organization by Patrick Landman (Stop DSM Paris) and Marc Calmeyn (Bruges)

What is it all about?

This international colloquium is an attempt to establish an honest assessment of the use of the DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) in the field of psychiatry and mental health (research, epidemiology, teaching, clinical, medico-economics, improvement of public mental health, public policy in mental health).   It’s also an event to break down the barriers between different approaches to mental disorders and enable people to meet in a setting where the ethics of discussion will be preserved. As ‘colloquium’ etymologically means ‘a speaking together’, round tables form an important part of the colloquies. Combined with oral presentations and Q&A, du choc des idées jaillit la lumière, the clash of ideas gives rise to light. 

2023-11-16 10 10 46-DSM-5-PressRelease.pdfPatrick Landman  Stop DSM is an association set up 12 years ago and comprising psychiatrists and child psychiatrists from all the main psychoanalyst associations in France. Its aim is to fight not against the DSM as such, but against the misuse of the DSM, against the tendency to make the DSM a single thought by extending its exclusive use into the field of psychiatric teaching and practice, and thus running the risk of ignoring the psychic and social contexts surrounding mental disorders.


2023-11-16 10 11 00-DSM-5-PressRelease.pdfMarc Calmeyn  is psychiatrist and psychotherapist (Bruges) and was the chairman of the working group of the Superior Health Council working on and publishing an official advice titled ‘DSM (5): THE USE AND STATUS OF DIAGNOSIS AND CLASSIFICATION OF MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS’   


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