The draft of the APA Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition is now available for review and comment.
A Message from the DSM-5 Task Force Chairs
Welcome to the DSM-5 Development Web site. This site provides information culminated from over 10 years of revision activities, made possible thanks to the generous dedication of more than 600 global experts in the field of mental health.
The DSM-5 Task Force and Work Group members are working to develop criteria for diagnoses that not only reflect new advances in the science and conceptualization of mental disorders, but also reflect the needs of our patients. We encourage you to delve into the wealth of information contained within this site to become familiar with some of the advancements in scientific and clinical knowledge that will assist in making diagnoses more accurate, valid, and clinically useful. We also hope that this knowledge will pave the way for further research in these important areas.Your input, whether you are a clinician, a researcher, an administrator, or a person/family member affected by a mental disorder, is important to us. We thank you for taking part in this historic process and look forward to receiving your feedback.
David J. Kupfer, M.D., DSM-5 Task Force Chair
Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H., DSM-5 Task Force Vice-Chair
Sure to be controversial, the Task Force will accept comments until April 20. I will accept comments starting now and never ending…