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

  • ECNP 2018 Problem Gaming, Sexual Compulsion 'Real Conditions' Internet gaming disorder and compulsive sexual behavior are clinically relevant conditions akin to addictions, despite their lack of inclusion in DSM-5, leading experts suggest.
  • PCPs Feel Ill-Equipped to Assess Irritability in Children Pediatric primary care providers were less confident than child and adolescent psychiatrists in their ability to evaluate the mental health status of young patients with irritability, a study found.
 

DSM-5 Perspective