Friday, February 1, 2013

Psychiatric News, Online Today, Continues Series on DSM-5

The February 1 issue of Psychiatric News is now live and includes the second article in a series summarizing the major changes between DSM-IV and DSM-5. The topics covered in this issue's article are schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders and bipolar and related disorders.

In an interview with Psychiatric News, William Carpenter, M.D., chair of the Psychotic Disorders Work Group, said the major changes to the chapter on psychotic disorders are unlikely to affect case prevalence, but reflect conceptual changes that should make the criteria more accurately reflect individual patient presentation. To read the article, see Psychiatric News here.

Extensive information about DSM-5 can also be found here; this site includes supplemental fact sheets on specific issues and diagnoses, along with video interviews with experts who served on the DSM-5 Task Force and work groups. Copies may be preordered from American Psychiatric Publishing; preorders will be fulfilled beginning on the manual’s publication date of May 22. Those attending APA’s 2013 annual meeting in San Francisco May 18 to 22 have another purchase option, an exclusive opportunity to buy the manual before it goes on sale to the public. Click here for registration and other annual meeting information; early-bird registration rates end February 7.


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