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

  • APA Mulls Proposed Changes to DSM-5 The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is considering five revisions to the DSM-5 following the first use of a new process that allows any physician to suggest evidence-based changes to the manual.
  • Outrage, Protests Follow Trump Ban on Transgender Troops Protests in major cities and a groundswell of outrage among medical experts and members of the LGBTQ community are the fallout from President Trump's ban on transgender people in the military.

DSM-5 Perspective