Michael D. Anestis, M.S., of the very excellent Psychology Brown Bag blog, has posted a very helpful article on the state of the DSM-V, linking to various updates he has posted in the last year or so.
DSM-V - A discussion of potential changes
by Michael D. Anestis, M.S.The publication of DSM-V was recently pushed back a year to 2013 in order to ensure adequate time for public scrutiny and properly run field trials, but discussion of possible changes is already ongoing. On PBB, we have discussed a number of these potential changes and I would like to provide a summary post today to make it easier for you to access all of this information.
In the past, we have discussed potential DSM-V changes to the following sets of mental illnesses:
- Mood and anxiety disorders in general
- Personality disorders
- Autism spectrum disorders (click here for a follow-up post on this topic)
- Eating disorders (click here for a separate article discussing night eating syndrome as a possible addition to the DSM)
In the next year, we will continue to post new articles discussing potential DSM-V changes as new evidence emerges. In the meantime, we would love to hear your thoughts and questions on the matter.
If you are interested in this or other topics discussed on PBB, we hope you will consult our online store of scientifically-based psychological resources.