DSM-5 timeline

DSM-5 Development Timeline

Update: DSM-5 was released in May 2013, at the APA’s 2013 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

The current DSM-5 Development Timeline can be found here: http://www.dsm5.org/about/Pages/Timeline.aspx

DSM-5 is scheduled for release at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting 18-22 May, 2013, San Francisco.

The manual’s publishing dates are May 22, 2013 (USA); May 31, 2013 (UK).

The manual is 1000 pages and costs nearly $200 for the hardcover edition.

An electronic version of the DSM-5 is understood to be in development for later this year.

Further revisions and refinements to the criteria sets and disorder descriptions, following closure of the third and final stakeholder review and comment period (June 15, 2012) and the finalizing of texts in December and January, are embargoed and won’t be evident until the manual is released, next month.

Draft proposals, as they had stood on the DSM-5 Development site for the third stakeholder review, were removed from the APA’s website last November. Additional pages archiving draft proposals for DSM-5 Development internal use which remained publicly accessible were put behind a webmaster log in, around mid March.

(No drafts of the expanded texts that accompany the disorder sections and categories have been available for public scrutiny at any stage in the drafting process.)

Table of Contents

A DSM-5 Table of Contents listing the new disorder sections and category names for DSM-5 (but not the criteria sets) can be accessed on this APA page.

Also at that URL – fact sheets, articles and videos for selected categories, which are being added to every few weeks (including justifications for some of the more controversial changes and new inclusions), and the following documents relating to the overall development process:

Insurance Implications of DSM-5 (New document)
Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 (updated April 5, 2013)
From Planning to Publication: Developing DSM-5
The Organization of DSM-5
The People Behind DSM-5

Last updated: April 2, 2014
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