DSM-5 News

 
 
  • Brain Activity Different in Hoarders Brain activity in individuals who hoard differs from brain activity in those with OCD and healthy persons, suggesting that hoarding should have a separate diagnostic category.
  • Last DSM-5 Public Review Period Ends With 2000 Comments The final public comment period for the upcoming DSM-5 closed with almost 2300 responses regarding proposed criteria changes, reports the American Psychiatric Association.
  • APA 2012 DSM-5 Field Trials Generate Mixed Results Results from the DSM-5 field trials are in, and preliminary analysis found the reliability of the new diagnostic criteria to be very good regarding some disorders but only fair regarding others.
  • Last Chance for Public Feedback on DSM-5 The American Psychiatric Association has opened the DSM-5 for a third and final round of public feedback.
  • Proposed New Definition of Autism Stirs Controversy New research suggests proposed diagnostic criteria for autism in the upcoming DSM-5 may cut diagnosis by 40% and may exclude individuals from medical and social services. But the APA has fired back.
  • APA Criticized Over DSM-5 Panel Members' Industry Ties Two researchers say efforts by the APA to reduce conflicts of interest among DSM-5 panel members fall short, but the APA vigorously defends its disclosure policy.
  • Lancet Weighs in on DSM-5 Bereavement Exclusion Echoing recent reports, an editorial and a perspective piece in this week's Lancet make the case for keeping the bereavement exclusion in the forthcoming DSM-5.
  • The Case for Retaining Bereavement Exclusion in DSM-5 Two researchers argue that existing data do not support expanding the category of major depression by removing the bereavement exclusion.
  • Concern Over Changes to Autism Criteria Unfounded, Says APA The American Psychiatric Association says concerns that proposed changes to autism criteria outlined in the DSM-5 will leave some patients out in the cold are unfounded.
  • AAAP Caffeine Withdrawal Recommended for Inclusion in DSM-5 Caffeine withdrawal, but not caffeine dependency or intoxication, is being recommended for inclusion in the substance use disorders chapter of the upcoming DSM-5.
  • APA Answers DSM-5 Critics After initially refusing to respond to an online petition against the upcoming DSM-5, the American Psychiatric Association has issued an official reply.
  • DSM-5 Task Force Ponders Round 2 of Public Feedback The upcoming DSM-5 is still on track for 2013 publication, as task force members begin wading through more than 2000 comments from the most recent public feedback period.
  • Major Changes Ahead for DSM-5 Personality Disorder Criteria Proposed new criteria for personality disorders would mean significant restructuring for the upcoming DSM-5.
  • ICBD Criteria Changes for Bipolar Disorder Proposed for DSM-5 The Mood Disorders Work Group for the upcoming DSM-5 is proposing revisions to the concept of mixed episodes in bipolar illness, while retaining 4-day criteria for hypomanic episodes.
  • APA 2011 New DSM-5 to Go Electronic DSM-5, which is scheduled to be published May 2013, will be available for the first time in both electronic and print versions. This 'living document' may also include links to videos and vignettes.
  • APA 2011 Number of 'Problem' Drinkers to Increase Under DSM-5 A study from Australia shows a marked increase in the prevalence of alcohol disorders under proposed revisions to diagnostic criteria.
  • Major Restructuring Proposed for DSM-5 APA's proposed restructuring of chapters and categories of disorders in the upcoming DSM-5 corresponds to the latest scientific evidence of how various conditions relate to each other.
  • AAAP DSM-V, Healthcare Reform Will Fuel Major Changes in Addiction Psychiatry Significant changes in DSM-V, coupled with increased insurance coverage, will foster earlier diagnosis and may help prevent progression of addictive disorders.
  • DSM-5 Field Trials Begin: Proposed Diagnostic Criteria Put to the Test Field trials to test proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria have now started, with 11 large institutions participating and recruitment of individual practitioners and smaller clinical practices ongoing.
  • APA 2010 Proposed DSM-5 Receives 'Unprecedented' Public Response After a 2-month period of public feedback, the first phase of field trials testing the proposed diagnostic criteria for the DSM-5 in "real-world" clinical settings is set to launch in July.
 
 
 
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