The DSM-5: A Dystopian Novel

Reading the DSM-5 as a dystopian novel, it becomes an obsessive catalogue of haunting afflictions and nameless characters striving for an impossibly anodyne normality.

Sections like those on the personality disorders offer a terrifying glimpse of a futuristic system of repression, one in which deviance isn’t furiously stamped out like it is in Orwell’s unsubtle Oceania, but pathologized instead.
Art by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo