Indiana Law Review
The article discusses the benefits and disadvantages of the court's reliance on the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) to resolve cases involving matters of personal status. Topics discussed include cases involving transgender people who sought the right to be legally identified and implicating the mental health of a parent in parental termination and development of the DSM.
Janet L. Dolgin,
Psychiatry in the Courtroom: Relying on the American Psychiatric Association's Manuals to Resolve Disputes About Personal Status, 53 IND. L. REV. 545
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