Allen Frances

Allen J. Frances (born 2 October 1942) is an American psychiatrist. He is currently Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. He is best known for serving as chair of the American Psychiatric Association task force overseeing the development and revision of the fourth edition of the ''Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders'' (DSM-IV). Frances is the founding editor of two well-known psychiatric journals: the ''Journal of Personality Disorders'' and the ''Journal of Psychiatric Practice''.

During the development of the current diagnostic manual, DSM-5, Frances became critical of the expanding boundaries of psychiatry and the medicalization of normal human behavior, problems he contends are leading to the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of the "worried well" and the gross undertreatment of the severely ill. In recent years, Frances has become a vocal advocate for improved treatment and societal conditions for the seriously mentally ill, the appropriate use of electroconvulsive therapy in severe cases of mental disorder, and an integrated, biopsychosocial approach to psychiatry.

Frances is the author or co-author of multiple books within the fields of psychiatry and psychology, including: ''Differential Therapeutics'' (1984), ''Your Mental Health'' (1999), ''Saving Normal'' (2013), ''Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis'' (2013), and ''Twilight of American Sanity'' (2017). Provided by Wikipedia
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    DSM-IV guidebook / by Frances, Allen, 1942-

    Published 1995
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    Differential therapeutics in psychiatry : the art and science of treatment selection / by Frances, Allen, 1942-

    Published 1984
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    DSM-IV case studies : a clinical guide to differential diagnosis / by Frances, Allen, 1942-

    Published 1996
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    Twilight of American sanity : a psychiatrist analyzes the age of Trump / by Frances, Allen, 1942-

    Published 2017
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    Caring for the mind : the comprehensive guide to mental health / by Hales, Dianne, 1950-

    Published 1995
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    Caring for the mind : the comprehensive guide to mental health / by Hales, Dianne, 1950-

    Published 1995
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    A DSM-III casebook of differential therapeutics : a clinical guide to treatment selection / by Perry, Samuel, 1940-

    Published 1985
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    The Personality disorders and neuroses /

    Published 1986
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    Combination pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for depression /

    Published 1990
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    Combined pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for depression /

    Published 1990
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    DSM-IV-TR handbook of differential diagnosis by First, Michael B., 1956-

    Published 2002
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    A DSM-III-R casebook of treatment selection / by Perry, Samuel, 1940-

    Published 1990
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    The Personality disorders and neuroses /

    Published 1986
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