New DSM-5 Development docs: Reliability and Prevalence in the DSM-5 Field Trials

New DSM-5 Development documents: Reliability and Prevalence in the DSM-5 Field Trials

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Two new documents have been posted on the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 Development website.

(“What’s New” box on right of Home page)


                    Q & A on DSM-5 Prevalence and Reliability January 12, 2012

                    Reliability and Prevalence in the DSM-5 Field Trials January 12, 2012

Based on the The American Journal of Psychiatry article 

                    DSM-5: How Reliable Is Reliable Enough?

The American Journal of Psychiatry | January 01, 2012

Helena Chmura Kraemer, Ph.D.; David J. Kupfer, M.D.; Diana E. Clarke, Ph.D.; William E. Narrow, M.D., M.P.H.; Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H. January 01, 2012, Vol. 169. No. 1


Commentary from Allen Frances, MD, Psychiatric Times, January 09, 2012:

Two Fallacies Invalidate the DSM-5 Field Trials
By Allen Frances, MD | 09 January 2012

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“The designer of the DSM-5 Field Trials has just written a telling commentary in the American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP). She makes what I consider to be 2 basic errors that reveal the fundamental worthlessness of these Field Trials and their inability to provide any information that will be useful for DSM-5 decision making…”

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