What are the latest proposals for DSM-5 “Somatic Symptom Disorders” categories and why are they problematic? (Part 4)

What are the latest proposals for DSM-5 “Somatic Symptom Disorders” categories and why are they problematic? (Part 4)

Post #82 Shortlink: http://wp.me/pKrrB-16B

Part 1 of this report can be read here in Post #75:

What are the latest proposals for DSM-5 “Somatic Symptom Disorders” categories and why are they problematic? (Part 1)

Part 2 of this report can be read in Post #77:

What are the latest proposals for DSM-5 “Somatic Symptom Disorders” categories and why are they problematic? (Part 2)

Part 3 of this report can be read in Post #80:

What are the latest proposals for DSM-5 “Somatic Symptom Disorders” categories and why are they problematic? (Part 3)

The second public review of draft proposals for DSM-5 criteria closes on 15th June

Information about registering to submit comment can be found in Post #78: http://wp.me/pKrrB-15q

In Part 3 of this report, I set out extracts from the first of two key PDF documents that accompany the latest proposals of the DSM-5 Somatic Symptom Disorders Work Group, highlighting in yellow why ME and CFS patient representation organizations, professionals and advocates need to register their concerns. Stakeholder feedback in this second public review is being accepted until 15 June.

In Part 4, I am posting all the text from the “Rationale” document, omitting several pages of references to research papers. Both key documents can be downloaded here:

For extracts from the “Disorders Description” document see Post #80

     Disorders Description   Key Document One: “Somatic Symptom Disorders”

     Rationale Document     Key Document Two: “Justification of Criteria — Somatic Symptoms”

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