When is the third stakeholder and public review of draft categories and criteria for DSM-5 scheduled?

When is the third stakeholder and public review of draft categories and criteria for DSM-5 scheduled?

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Most likely not according to the schedule posted on the DSM-5 Development website.

The first stakeholder and public review of draft proposals for changes to DSM-IV categories and criteria ran for ten weeks, from February 10 to April 20, 2010. The APA reported receiving over 8,600 comments [1].

The second public review ran for just six weeks, from May 4 to June 15, 2011 (at which point it was extended a further month, to July 15). During this second review period, Task Force Chair, David Kupfer, MD, told Deborah Brauser for Medscape Medical News, that 2,100 individual comments had been submitted [2].

 

Slip slidin’ away…

According to the current DSM-5 Development Timeline, the final draft is scheduled for release in January–February 2012, although the DSM-5 Development home page states:

“In spring 2012, we will open the site for a third and final round of comments from visitors which will again be systematically reviewed by each of the work groups for consideration of additional changes.”

This article, Patient-Centered Revisions to the DSM-5, co-authored by Emily A. Kuhl, PhD, David J. Kupfer, MD, and Darrel A. Regier, MD, MPH, Virtual Mentor. December 2011, Volume 13, Number 12: 873-879.

states:

“…Given the high utility of patient and public feedback in drafting revisions thus far, a third open commenting period has been scheduled to take place in 2012, following completion of the DSM-5 field trials.”

But completion dates for field trials are slipping targets.

(See: DSM 5 in Distress: Disorganization, Disarray, and Missed Deadlines, Beware The Final Mad Rush, Allen Frances, Psychology Today, December 29, 2011).

In this November 9, 2011 report by Deborah Brauser for Medscape Medical News, DSM-5 Task Force vice-chair, Darrel Regier, MD, predicts a final public feedback period “no later than May 2012.”

APA Answers DSM-5 Critics

“…Although the routine clinical settings field trials were expected to be completed by the end of December, it has been extended to around March 2012. Dr. Regier said that this will probably push back the final public feedback period to no later than May 2012.”

So, April–May? May–June? I will update when a firm release date is published or other information received.

DSM-5 Development Timeline

References

[1] DSM-5 Development website

[2] DSM-5 Task Force Ponders Round 2 of Public Feedback: Deborah Brauser for Medscape Medical News
August 31, 2011 [Registration required to view this Medscape article.]

[3] Current DSM-5 proposals for changes to DSM-IV categories and criteria

[4] DSM-5 Development Timeline

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