Tuesday, July 5, 2011

DSM-5 Public Comment Period Extended

The DSM-5 Task Force has extended the period in which the public can comment on proposed criteria to be included in the upcoming fifth revision of APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Interested parties now have until July 15 to submit their suggestions and comments to the task force at the Web site www.dsm5.org.  

The task force indicated that the comment period was extended in particular to allow for additional suggestions on proposed criteria and assessment approaches concerning the personality disorders, which are being uploaded to the DSM Web site. Criteria  appearing on the Web site are undergoing "real-world" testing in large academic centers and in solo and group practices representing a broad range of clincial practice settings.

Psychiatric News continues to provide updates on the development of DSM-5 and will continue to do so until its scheduled publication in May 2013. Read recent Psychiatric News articles about DSM-5 at http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/46/5/7.full, http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/46/10/18.2.full, and http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/46/10/21.2.full


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