As I look at what is in the newly proposed DSM I am struck by how much it resembles a marketing tool.
So many of the disorders seem of the same sort of manufactured needs one finds in the ad placed on television marketing new miracle drugs aimed at treating problems one never knew existed. With a whole litany of side effects including death.
Something worth considering when judging the validity of the “science” of the DSM
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cartwright described the disorder — which, he said, was “unknown to our medical authorities, although its diagnostic symptom, the absconding from service, is well known to our planters and overseers” — in a paper delivered before the Medical Association of Louisiana that was widely reprinted.
He stated that the malady was a consequence of masters who “made themselves too familiar with [slaves], treating them as equals.”
“If any one or more of them, at any time, are inclined to raise their heads to a level with their master or overseer, humanity and their own good requires that they should be punished until they fall into that submissive state which was intended for them to occupy. They have only to be kept in that state, and treated like children to prevent and cure them from running away.” 
In Diseases and Pecularities of the Negro Race, Cartwright writes that the Bible calls for a slave to be submissive to his master, and by doing so, the slave will have no desire to run away.
In addition to identifying drapetomania, Cartwright prescribed a remedy. His feeling was that with “proper medical advice, strictly followed, this troublesome practice that many Negroes have of running away can be almost entirely prevented.” In the case of slaves “sulky and dissatisfied without cause” — a warning sign of imminent flight — Cartwright prescribed “whipping the devil out of them” as a “preventative measure.”
Ever notice how psychiatry serves the master and not the oppressed? How there are a thousand “disorders” that women have and yet misogyny skates free? How we have GID but being a dickwad who spends all his time addicted to sports, beer andhyper consumption of products aimed at reinforcing his image of himself as masculine in a world where the corporations own his balls is not a disorder?
The DSM is the Vogue magazine of the Psychiatric Profession selling things as problems to both insurance companies and to people at large.