Allen Frances, M.D.

Allen Frances, M.D., was the chairperson of the DSM-4 Task Force and part of the leadership group for DSM 3 and DSM 3 (Revised). He is currently professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. He has published op-eds for The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Frances has recently appeared on PBS’s NewsHour; on NPR and numerous regional radio stations; and in four documentaries. He has also been called on to comment for articles in Time, Wired, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, ABC News, MSNBC.com among others. Born and raised in New York City, he currently lives on the beach and near his five grandchildren in Coronado, California and travels and lectures extensively world-wide.