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Reorganizing the diagnostic groupings in DSM-V and ICD-11: a cost/benefit analysis: A commentary on ‘A Proposal for a meta-structure for DSM-V and ICD-11’

  • M. B. First (a1)
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*Address for correspondence: M. B. First, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University, Research Psychiatrist, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive – Unit 60, New York, NY 10032, USA. (Email:
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Psychological Medicine
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