DSM-5 Perspective

 
 
  • The Reasons Behind the Rise in Autism The CDC recently reported data demonstrating a continuing rise in the incidence of autism spectrum disorders. How should the pediatrics community respond?
  • Understanding Disorders of Attention Dopamine appears to play an important role in a still another neuropsychiatric disorder.
  • Super Bowl Casts Spotlight on Gambling Disorder Plenty of people make small bets around Super Bowl, but a percentage of people have a gambling addiction that can ruin their lives. Here's how physicians can help.
  • Psychiatry Practice Changers: 2013 A look back at important advances in the field of psychiatry this year.
  • Can Obesity Be an Addiction? NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, MD, discusses the clinical and pathologic overlap between obesity and addiction.
  • Rethinking Mood Disorders Dr. Nassir Ghaemi discusses the evolving understanding of bipolar disorder, plus other highlights on the disease presented at this year's American Psychiatric Association annual meeting.
  • Psychiatry Gets More Scientific   DSM-5 has been criticized for being unscientific. But a promising study suggests that useful biomarkers might be around the corner.
  • DSM-5's Validity: Non Sumus Angeli! It's not the Bible, but that doesn't mean that the DSM-5 has no value.
  • An Assessment Tool for the 'New' Autism How effective is this new assessment tool in identifying patients with autism spectrum disorder per the revised DSM criteria?
  • A Guide to DSM-5 The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is now on shelves. What are the major changes, and how will they affect care?
  • A New DSM Diagnosis: How Sound Is It?   Dr. Robert Findling discusses a recent study assessing the soundness of the new DSM-5 diagnosis, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.
  • DSM-5: Past Imperfect A psychiatrist weighs in with his opinion on the newly released fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • DSM-5: Setting the Record Straight President-elect of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, comments on his recent joint statement with the NIMH and the future of psychiatric diagnostics.
  • The American Psychiatric Association's 2013 Annual Meeting Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from APA 2013.
  • A Long Way From 'Insanity and Idiocy'   In late 2012, the DSM-5 was approved by the APA. APA President-elect Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman discusses how far psychiatry has come, where it needs to go, and why it's the right time for a DSM revision.
  • Bereavement Does Not Immunize Against Depression With the DSM-5 slated for release this coming May, Dr. Ronald Pies discusses one of the more controversial revisions: removing the bereavement exclusion.
  • Two Major Concerns in Autism Dr. Fred Volkmar discusses the rising prevalence of autism -- is there an answer? -- plus a controversial DSM-5 proposal.
  • Grief, the DSM-5, and Avoiding Checklist Psychiatry   APA President-Elect Jeffrey Lieberman discusses the ongoing grief vs depression controversy. Plus, a call to place more emphasis on etiology in psychiatric diagnosis.
  • What's Wrong With DSM-5? Dr. Allen Frances on the proposed DSM-5 revision: the good, the bad, and his ideal approach to bettering the book.
  • DSM-5: Why '5' and Not 'V'? Are you wondering why the APA has abandoned the familiar Roman numeral in the upcoming revision of the DSM? Read on for the answer.