DSM-5 News and Perspective

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is scheduled for release in May 2013. As the approval date nears, Medscape will provide physicians and healthcare providers with the latest news and expert perspectives on proposed changes, controversies, and the potential clinical impact of the revised DSM edition.

Latest News

  • First-Ever Guideline for Mixed Depression Released Depression with mixed features may be better treated with an antipsychotic than an antidepressant, says the first-ever guideline on recognizing and treating mixed depression.
  • Brief Screening Tool for Adult ADHD Released A new brief screening tool that uses DSM-5 criteria identifies the vast majority of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

DSM-5 Perspective