DSM-5 Task Force Ponders Round 2 of Public Feedback: Deborah Brauser for Medscape Medical News

DSM-5 Task Force Ponders Round 2 of Public Feedback: Deborah Brauser for Medscape Medical News

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The American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 Task Force published no breakdowns for the number of submissions received by each of its 13 Work Groups during the first and second public stakeholder reviews of draft proposals for revision of DSM-IV categories and criteria.

Nor has the Task Force made public lists of names of those professional bodies, organizations and institutions that have submitted feedback.

These stakeholder reviews of draft proposals are not organized as formal consultation processes and few organizations appear to receive any response from the Task Force.

But the British Psychological Society (BPS) did receive a reply to their critical submission, published in June, and the response from Dr Darrel Regier, Vice-Chair of the DSM-5 Task Force, can be read here.

At the end of August, Deborah Brauser, writing for Medscape Medical News, reported on the closure of the second public stakeholder review with quotes from DSM-5 Task Force Chair, David Kupfer, MD, around which DSM categories had received the greatest number of responses during the second review.

Ms Brauser reports:

“According to Dr. Kupfer, the specific diagnostic categories that received the most feedback were sexual and gender identity disorders, followed closely by somatic symptom and anxiety disorders.”

“In addition, the Neurodevelopmental Work Group continued to receive commentary on the issue of autism. But I think it was much, much less than it had received previously. After that, there was a reasonable drop-off in the other groups,” he said.

“Substance abuse and mood disorders received the next highest number of comments, followed by personality disorders.”

On May 4, the Task Force posted revised draft proposals for categories and criteria on its DSM-5 Development website with no prior announcement on the site, itself, and with no news release being issued by the APA. The comment period, which had been scheduled to run only until June 15, was extended by an additional four weeks on the day after it had been due to close.

There were 2120 individual comments in the second public review. 8600 comments were reported to have been received during the first public review, in the Spring of 2010.

A third and final public feedback period is scheduled for early 2012. The full Medscape report can be read here.


Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry

DSM-5 Task Force Ponders Round 2 of Public Feedback

New Diagnostic Manual Still on Track for Publication in 2013

by Deborah Brauser | August 31, 2011

Deborah Brauser is a freelance writer for Medscape

August 31, 2011 — The second public feedback period for the upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), ended July 15 and has garnered more than 2000 registered comments.

In an interview with Medscape Medical News, David Kupfer, MD, chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA’s) DSM-5 Task Force, said the distribution of comments was “somewhat similar to the first go-round.”

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Related information

1] DSM-5 Development: http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx

2] DSM-5 Timeline: http://www.dsm5.org/about/Pages/Timeline.aspx

3] “Somatic Symptom Disorders” proposals: http://www.dsm5.org/proposedrevision/Pages/SomaticSymptomDisorders.aspx

4] Published response by the British Psychological Society to the DSM-5 2nd Review of Draft Proposals, June 2011: http://apps.bps.org.uk/_publicationfiles/consultation-responses/DSM-5%202011%20-%20BPS%20response.pdf

5] Response to above from Darrel Regier, MD, Vice-Chair, DSM-5 Task Force, July 2011: http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/blog/11/blogpost.cfm?threadid=2102&catid=48


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