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28 July 2010

Will anyone be normal?

An updated edition of a mental health bible for doctors may include diagnoses for disorders such as toddler tantrums and binge eating, experts say, and may reclassify normal.

An updated edition of a mental health bible for doctors may include diagnoses for "disorders" such as toddler tantrums and binge eating, experts say, and could mean that soon no-one will be classed as normal.

"It's leaking into normality. It is shrinking the pool of what is normal to a puddle," said Til Wykes of the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London.

 
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