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  •  We are not a long way from being able to research (0+ / 0-)

    how the biomarker and neural data cluster, independently of the diagnostic categories cooked up in DSM. That is what NIMH is doing. And it represents a measurment driven approach to a future classification system.

    The fact that we haven't got the results of that research yet is not a reason to believe that the categories of DSM-V are true or fundamental.

    Brain science is certainly not lacking a coherent theory to create a new classification system based on measurements. Frankly, the old clinical psychology and personality theory domains that sort of vaguely underpin DSM lacked any coherent theory.

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