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.

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DSM-5 Perspective

  • 7 Best Ways to Deal With a Hypochondriac Patient There's a fine line between humoring an anxious patient and diagnosing an illness anxiety. Here are key strategies to effectively treat patients who may needlessly fear they harbor dread diseases.
  • Mental Health in a Cannabis Nation   Most of the US has access to legal cannabis in some form. Dr Drew Ramsey speaks with epidemiologist Dr Deborah Hasin about the impact of this rapid shift.