SERBIAN CONSTRUCTIVIST ASSOCIATION SIGNS PETITION FOR REVISION OF DSM-V

The petition is an initiative of the American Psychological Association (APA). Among the concerns raised by the APA is the introduction of a multitude of new categories which will lead to an unjustified pathologization and, without sufficient evidence, emphasizes the biological aspects of mental disorders, thus placing the problem within the individual and disregarding the psychological and social factors, i.e. the relational domain. In supporting this initiative, Serbian Constructivist Association has joined manyprofessionals and organizations in the field of mental health from all corners of the world, who have signed the petition thus far. We recommend that all members of Serbian Constructivist Association, who wish to do so, sign the petition individually, in order to increase its impact. The procedure is very simple and only takes a few minutes – all you have to do is go to the link which contains all the relevant details about the petition and instructions on how to sign it (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/dsm5/) and to scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find the signature field.