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Dr. Allen Frances, emeritus professor at Duke University and author of "Saving Normal" and "Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis," gave a talk on “THE USES AND MISUSES OF PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS” on Feb. 17 in Weinstock Lecture Hall (Willman Business Center). Dr. Frances shared his concerns about the expanding boundaries of psychiatry and how it relates to the field's ability to address and treat more severe psychological disorders. The Psychology Program hosted Dr. Frances' talk and a reception sponsored by the Psychology Club followed the lecture.