The DSM-IV-TR was published in 2000◦ Was a minor revision of the DSM-IV, which waspublished in 1994 DSM-5 intended to reflect advances inresearch and clinical practice over the past 20years Officially released May 18-22, 2013 Not yet available for purchase Preliminary info available from:◦ www.dsm5.org
No longer using 5 axes for diagnosis◦ The old Axes I, II, and III are being combined into asingle list of diagnoses that include allpsychological and medical diagnoses◦ Axis IV replaced by notations for psychosocial andcontextual factors◦ Axis V replaced by notation of degree of severity ofindividual symptoms Appears to be an effort to integrate more of adimensional perspective
Basic system of diagnosing◦ Still assigning codes for insurance purposes◦ Remains an essentially categorical approach Most diagnoses are tweaked or revised, notremoved or dramatically changed
Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder◦ Easier to diagnose adults Autism Spectrum Disorder◦ Asperger’s Disorder has been eliminated as a distinctdiagnosis◦ Greater emphasis of assessing severity of symptomsalong a spectrum “Mental Retardation” now called IntellectualDisability◦ Criteria for diagnosis remain about the same More info:◦ http://www.psych.org/practice/dsm/dsm5
Publishers (American Psychiatric Association)emphasize basis in research◦ American Psychological Association appears to beadopting DSM-5 as well National Institute of Mental Health counteredwith Research Domain Criteria Project◦ http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/2013/transforming-diagnosis.shtml◦ Future research proposals should not utilize DSM-5categories
The textbook is based on DSM-IV-TR Previously recorded lectures based on DSM-IV-TR I can’t buy a copy of DSM-5 yet! Check in each chapter for notes, announcements,or mini-lectures Exam questions will be based ONLY on materialmade available through the course website◦ Will try to eliminate exam questions that confusebetween mini-lectures and textbook◦ When in doubt, post to class discussion board or emailme!
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