Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New DSM-5 Series Includes Supplementary Information; Order Your Manual Now!

In addition to information about important changes to diagnostic criteria for neurodevelopmental disorders and an overview of broad conceptual and organizational changes to DSM-5, a new series in Psychiatric News—launched last Friday—also has links to fact sheets and video interviews of experts discussing changes to the manual. These include Susan Swedo, M.D., chair of the Work Group on Neurodevelopmental Disorders, who discusses autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disorder, and APA President Dilip Jeste, M.D., and DSM-5 Task Force Chair David Kupfer, M.D., who discusses the overall development of DSM-5.

The first articles in the Psychiatric News series are posted here and here. The supplementary materials and videos can be accessed at www.psychiatry.org/dsm5.

DSM-5, which will be published in May and available for purchase at APA’s 2013 annual meeting in San Francisco, can be preordered now along with a suite of complementary publications. The latter include the DSM-5 Desk Reference and the Pocket Guide to DSM-5 Diagnostic Exam, both available in May; the DSM-5 Guidebook and DSM-5 Test Questions, available in August this year; and DSM-5 Clinical Cases, DSM-5 Study Guide, and the Handbook of Differential Diagnoses, which will be available in September.

The print version of the book, as well as the suite of complementary publications, may be ordered online or by calling (800) 368-5777.


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