William E. Narrow, M.D., M.P.H.
William E. Narrow, M.D., M.P.H., is associate director of the division of research at the American Psychiatric Association. He is also research director of the DSM-V Task Force.
Updating the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
How the foremost clinical manual for psychiatric disorders guides doctors to diagnoses has long been controversial. Now, during the early stages of the manual’s revision, complementary articles—one by four scientists involved in the process, the other by a psychiatrist looking in from the outside—address how to make psychiatric diagnosis both more certain and more flexible.