Coming in May! The American Psychiatric Associations’ Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – DSM-V

The much awaited “Bible” of The Psychology & Psychiatry Industry is almost here!

Although steeped in controversy, the American Psychiatric Association decided to include Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) as a diagnostic category over the objections of many members who find it a bogus diagnosis that has no place in a document that has a wide-range of ramifications for patients.

American Psychiatric Association DSM – 5th Edition

On this page you will find articles, fact sheets, and videos that explain the new organization and features of the DSM-5, the diagnostic differences between DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5, and the development process behind the new edition.

Beginning with the January 18 issue, Psychiatric News will publish a series of articles that summarize the changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5. The topics will be posted below as they appear in each bi-weekly edition of Psychiatric News, along with supplemental fact sheets and videos.

Be sure to watch this page for updates. For more information about the development process, visit DSM-5 Development.

DSM-5 Table of Contents.

Continuity & Changes Mark Moran

What has been the Goal? David J. Kupfer, MD, Chair, DSM-5 Task Force

The People Behind the DSM-V

From Planning to Publication

How and Why the DSM was Developed

Dilip V.Jeste, MD, President of the American Psychiatric Association

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  1. Jessica

     /  02/03/2013

    considering they commented a reason for dsm-5 was to remove nos diagnosises, its interesting to see that there is now TWO nos’s – other specificed disorder AND unspecified disorder


    • Jeannette Bartha

       /  02/03/2013

      The NOS (not otherwise specified) is my Favorite diagnostic category. My definition? “We ain’t got no idea that’s wrong with you so we’ll label you NOS so you have a diagnosis and we get paid for our time.”

      When I read the writings of women with multiple personalities, those with a DDNOSa (dissociative disorder, not otherwise specified) are either pre-multiple or multiples-in-training. They gravitate to those who believe they have multiple personalities – not the other way around. Most unfortunate.


      • Jessica

         /  02/03/2013

        Yes while at the conference last year people referred to themselves as DID-NOS not DD-NOS.


        • Jeannette Bartha

           /  02/03/2013

          DID does not enjoy a good reputation. It has no science behind it, has a record of gravely harming patients, of tearing families apart. DD (dissociative disorders) isn’t particularly controversial and much easier on the palate.


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