Friday, December 25, 2009

Psychotherapy Brown Bag - DSM-V - A discussion of potential changes

There has been a lot of secrecy surrounding the revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual (DSM) that were due to be published in May of 2012. But now the pub date has been pushed back to 2013, which allows for another year of discussion around some of the key changes, such as PTSD, autism, and eating disorders.

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

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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:

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.

~ Mike Anestis is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology department at Florida State University.

1 comment:

Lycas7x said...

My medications cause weight gain. I want to know what the the dsm 5 has to say about potential problems associated with prescribing them to people with addictive personalities. I'm already OCD. My addictionologist thought prozac a better choice years ago. My new Dr. prescribed something else because they were giving out trips to Hawaii.