DSM-5 released: Media, professional and advocacy reaction: Round up #4
May 22, 2013
Post #254 Shortlink: http://wp.me/pKrrB-33A
For earlier responses to the release of DSM-5 see Posts #253, #252, #251 and #249
The colour of money
If you want to view the “Purple Book” it’s going to set you back $199 in hardcover and $149 in paperback.
American Psychiatric Association has never given free access to the DSM. According to Task Force chair, David J Kupfer, no change is planned to that policy. An online version is in the pipeline but it won’t be free.
“A digital version is promised within a few months through a secure website and also as mobile device applications. Revisions will be more frequent and most likely would be distributed only electronically…” (APA Leaders Defend New Diagnostic Guide John Gever, Medscape Today, May 18, 2013)
The finalized criteria sets and the texts that accompany the disorder sections are nailed down with copyright permissions and restrictions.
What resources are available for free?
On this page of the American Psychiatric Association’s website, you can view the DSM-5 Table of Contents, a document titled Insurance Implications for DSM-5, Psychiatric News articles, disorder descriptions and rationales fact sheets, videos and a document called Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5. New documents are being added to this page every few weeks.
The DSM-5 Development site, from which the third draft was removed, last November, will remain online. Currently undergoing reorganization, APA says the platform will serve as a resource for clinicians, researchers, insurers, and patients.
There is now a tab page Ask Questions or Provide Feedback with a form for submitting questions and feedback. The page states that as frequent questions are received the answers will be continually added to the FAQ pages.
Down the right hand side of the DSM-5 Development Home Page are links for disorder description and rationale documents for some new and existing disorders. (Note that at the time of writing, not all the links are live links, so you may need to hop to this page, in order to open some of the PDFs.)
At the top of the list of links, there is a new document, Important Coding Corrections and an Insurance Implications FAQ.
No position statement issued yet from the American Psychological Association, but a Practice Central Update around DSM-5, ICD-10-CM and the cross-walk has been published: Nine frequently asked questions about DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM Practice Research and Policy staff, May 16.
Quick primer on cross-walk from a coding industry site, here: For Mental Health, how do DSM-5, CPT and ICD-10 Codes Interact?
Medscape Medical News – A Guide to DSM-5
Today, Medscape Medical News has published a 15 section guide highlighting the major additions and revisions in the new DSM-5.
Medscape Medical News from The American Psychiatric Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting
This coverage is not sanctioned by, nor a part of, the American Psychiatric Association.
Medscape Psychiatry: A Guide to DSM-5 Bret S. Stetka, MD, Christoph U. Correll, MD, May 21, 2013
Psychiatric Times > APA Annual Meeting Conference reports
Heidi Anne Duerr, MPH | 22 May 2013
Includes summary of revision of DSM-IV’s Somatoform Disorders to Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders for DSM-5.
“One thing that has not completely changed is the inherent ambiguity in these diagnoses…It will be up to each clinician to determine what “excessive” or “disproportionate” means in terms of pathological response.”
Registration for access to this article may be required.
Jeffrey A Lieberman gets a little hot under the collar over “misguided and misleading ideologues and self-promoters…spreading scientific anarchy” in a guest blog for Scientific American:
Scientific American Guest Blog | Jeffrey A Lieberman, May 20, 2013
Dr. Lieberman was installed as President-elect of the American Psychiatric Association (APA); he will serve as APA President from May 2013 to May 2014.
Three radio and TV broadcasts
PBS Newshour | ANALYSIS AIR DATE: May 20, 2013 | Presenter Judy Woodruff
Transcript plus Listen again on mp3
The American Psychiatric Association released a new edition of the DSM, which doctors use to diagnose and treat mental disorders. Judy Woodruff discusses the changes and implications for both patients and professionals with Dr. Michael First of Columbia University and Dr. Steven Hyman of the Broad Institute.
World News Australia Radio | May 22, 2013, 9:00 am – Source: Kerri Worthington, SBS
Transcript plus Listen again on mp3
Quotes from Associate Profressor Tim Carey, also Professors Helen Christensen, executive director of the Black Dog Institute, Perminder Sachder and Gordon Parker
An update to a highly influential mental health manual, the so-called bible of psychiatry, has been unveiled to criticism from both within and without the profession.
ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation | May 20, 2013 | Reporter: Emma Alberici
Transcript plus 15.58 mins Video available to watch again
Allen Frances, MD, talks to Emma Alberici on DSM-5 and diagnostic inflation.