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Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Duke University

Dr Allen Frances is Professor Emeritus at Duke University, North Carolina, and former Chair of the task force that developed DSM-4, the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association.

He is also author of two books on psychiatric diagnosis and DSM-5: Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Saving Normal.


  • 1992–1998
    Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine