Talk:The DSM: Psychiatry's Deadliest Scam (film)

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"The DSM does not contain any statistics", is that a true statement? I have not seen the new DSM but I know DSM3r contained statistics related to prevalence etc... if so, and that materiel was removed, that statement may need to be referenced to avoid confusion.--Etenne BLSmileyface.png 16:53, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

It depends on how you define "statistics". Normally one would expect, when someone refers to "statistics," that what is meant is tables, with sample sizes, percentages etc. The DSM (I just did a quick search of DSM-5 for the term "statistic") does not appear to include any such tables. It does include the term "statistical codes," which is simply part of the nomenclature they use. The quote was from somebody who should know what he was talking about--but I don't remember who said it. My bad. I didn't know I was going to quote him in an article here. If you want your own copy of the DSM-5 perhaps it could be arranged... User4 (talk) 17:16, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
I removed that statement and replaced it with one I could source... We can re-add the other one when we find a source. I looked and I could not find one. That is not to say it doesn't exist, simply that you are better at finding these things then me. --Etenne BLSmileyface.png 17:20, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
I just searched the DSM-5 again, and--yes--it does make a few references to some statistics, for example:
* "Fifty percent of “postpartum” major depressive episodes actually begin prior to delivery."
... so perhaps the person I quoted was referring to an earlier version. I don't know.
It could be stated that the DSM-5 contains very few statistics. That is a true statement. User4 (talk) 17:32, 2 May 2016 (UTC)