The Madeleine Brand Show for May 23, 2011

Parenting on the Edge: parental alienation syndrome

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The debate over whether to add parental alienation syndrome to the DSM has heated up.

Dahlia Lithwick, from Slate, talks with Madeleine about parental alienation syndrome; when one parent turns a child against the other parent during a nasty divorce. The American Psychiatric Association is debating whether to add PAS to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In the process of doing so, those for and against the addition of the syndrome have become increasingly vocal.


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