APA confirms publication date for draft proposals for DSM-5 diagnostic criteria

APA confirms publication date for draft proposals for DSM-5 diagnostic criteria

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American Psychiatric Association President, Alan F. Schatzberg, MD, has confirmed that the APA anticipates publishing draft proposals for DSM-5 criteria on Wednesday, 20 January. (Since rescheduled for 10 February 2010.)

It remains unclear how long the public consultation period will be – the only indication is “two to three months”. At the time of publishing, there is no information on the APA’s website around the consultation process.

Psychiatric News January 1, 2010
Volume 45 Number 1 Page 2
by Jun Yan 

DSM-5 Postponed Until 2013; Field Trials Scheduled for Summer 

Psychiatrists and the public will be able to view and submit comments on proposed DSM-5 criteria this month and after extensive field trials.

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will be released in May 2013, APA announced last month…

and on Page 3 

by Alan F. Schatzberg, MD

Why is DSM-5 Being Delayed?

The draft guidelines for diagnostic criteria will be posted on the Web on January 20 with a comment period of two to three months. The field trials will commence in July…


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