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Defining illnesses in secret
Psychiatric guide should be updated openly, critics say
Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Ill.
Subjects: Revisions; Mental disorders; Confidentiality; Reference books; Psychiatrists
Author: Grossman, Ron
Date: Dec 27, 2008
Start Page: 12
Section: News
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How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness, Christopher Lane traces how shyness morphed from a character trait -- an endearing one, some poets note -- into a pathological condition called social phobia, which the DSM defines as fears that he or she may do something or act in a way that will be humiliating or embarrassing.

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