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Allen Frances doesn't deny responsibility. As the DSM IV Task Force leader, he admits that he oversaw a project that, according to him, failed to predict or prevent three new false epidemics of mental disorder in children: Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder and Childhood Bipolar Disorder. Now, with the advent of DSM-5, Frances sees the increasing medicalization of normality. "Psychiatric diagnosis," he writes, "is too important to be left with any small group or one profession." In this critique of DSM-5, he offers the perspective of one who has been inside the decision-making process.