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Petitioning American Psychiatric Association

Stop Somatic Symptom Disorders from being included in the DSM-V.

This will affect everyone with a chronic illness - from headaches to cancer. In fact, every person that has any concern for their own health could fall into this diagnosis and labeled mentally ill. This cannot happen. The criteria for this diagnosis is so vague and all-encompassing it very nearly includes every person except those who are too mentally ill to either complain or care about their physical state. I beg the American Psychiatric Association to rethink their approval and stop this from happening.

Letter to
American Psychiatric Association
Stop Somatic Symptom Disorders from being included in the DSM-V.