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Dsm 5 Field Trials

The New DSM Reaches the Finish Line

Dilip V. Jeste, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.

You may have already heard our big news in psychiatry: The first major revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) since the mid-1990s has just been approved by American Psychiatric Association's Board of Trustees. And the new DSM-5 will be published in May.

Field Trial Results Guide DSM Recommendations

David J. Kupfer, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David J. Kupfer, M.D.

Two years ago, the American Psychiatric Association announced the start of field trials of proposed diagnostic criteria for the future DSM-5. And now, as the first comprehensive analyses of that effort are published, what's clear is just how well the field trials did their job.

Newsflash From APA Meeting: DSM-5 Has Flunked Its Reliability Tests

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

Reliability this low for so many diagnoses gravely undermines the credibility of DSM-5 as a basis for administrative coding, treatment selection, and clinical research. What can be done to salvage this deplorable mess?

The DSM-5: Will it Work in Clinical Practice?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

There has been a lot of smoke from the DSM fires. The field trials should help all concerned see through the smoke and into the embers of advancing the complex and continuous process of improving what we know about diagnosis in psychiatry.