Thursday, February 11, 2010

DSM-5 Proposed Changes Website

On Wednesday, February 10, 2010, the American Psychiatric Association released the proposed draft diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

The proposed diagnostic criteria will be available for public comment until April 20, and will be reviewed and refined over the next two years. According to the current schedule, DSM-5 will be released in May of 2013.

To view the proposed changes go to

On a completely trivial point, it appears from their website, press releases and other publications, the American Psychiatric Association is abandoning the Roman Numeral system in going from DSM-IV to DSM-5.

1 comment:

Rob Mc said...

Not sure if anyone will see this or not, but there was a nice article on the DSM changes in the WSJ this morning: