Revisions to DSM-5 proposals on 14.01.11: New category proposed “Simple Somatic Symptom Disorder”

Revisions to DSM-5 proposals on 14.01.11: New category proposed “Simple Somatic Symptom Disorder”

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For copies of International patient organisation and patient advocate submissions in the APA’s spring 2010 DSM-5 draft proposals review process see: http://wp.me/PKrrB-AQ

The page for current DSM-5 proposals for the “Somatoform Disorders” section of DSM-IV was updated on January 14, 2011 with a new category proposal called “Simple Somatic Symptom Disorder”.

Note this proposal is in addition to the recommendation of the Somatic Symptom Disorders Work Group, in February 2010, for grouping a number of existing disorders under a common rubric “Complex Somatic Symptom Disorder (CSSD)”  and it does not replace “CSSD”.

As I have been highlighting for some time now, under these DSM-5 Task Force proposals, all medical conditions, whether “established” general medical conditions or disorders, or conditions presenting with “somatic symptoms of unclear etiology”, have the potential for qualifying for an additional diagnosis of a “somatic symptom disorder”.

There have also been revisions and additions to some of the text of the “Disorder descriptions” document dated “DRAFT January 29, 2010” that was first published by the DSM-5 Task Force when draft proposals for revisions to DSM-IV were posted on the APA’s DSM-5 website on February 10, 2010, for public review and comment.

Note also that the key document: “Justification of Criteria-Somatic Symptoms DRAFT 1/29/10” which is also associated with the proposals of the Somatic Symptom Disorders Work Group has now been revised twice since February 2010.

Update @ 7 February 2011

The Justification of Criteria document was revised for a second time by the SSD Work Group on 1/31/11 to incorporate the new proposal for SSSD and other revisions and is replaced by:

DRAFT 1/31/11  Justification of Criteria – Somatic Symptoms

     Previous revised Justification of Criteria: Version 10/4/10

What are the changes since draft proposals were released in February 2010?

On the APA’s DSM-5 Development web page:

http://www.dsm5.org/ProposedRevisions/Pages/SomatoformDisorders.aspx

under “Somatoform Disorders Not Currently Listed in DSM-IV”

are now listed two proposals:

“Complex Somatic Symptom Disorder”

(which was discussed last year when the DSM-5 draft proposals were first released) and a new proposal:

“Simple Somatic Symptom Disorder”

See:

http://www.dsm5.org/ProposedRevisions/Pages/SomatoformDisorders.aspx  

Somatoform Disorders

 

Submissions 2010

International patient organisation and patient advocate submissions to DSM-5 draft proposals public review process, Feb-April 2010: http://wp.me/PKrrB-AQ

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