Cough disorder: an allegory on DSM-IV

Peter I Parry
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03469.x
Published online: 1 February 2010

Incorrect and misleading use of tense: In the Chistmas Offerings article “Cough disorder: an allegory on DSM-IV” in the 7/21 December 2009 issue of the Journal (Med J Aust 2009; 191: 674-676), in the second paragraph under the heading, “The problem with the DSM”, “is overdiagnosed” was incorrectly used in place of “was overdiagnosed”, thus giving the impression that schizophrenia continues to be overdiagnosed in the United States. Schizophrenia is no longer overdiagnosed in the US relative to Europe and Australasia.

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