I recently met some mental health professionals who told me that my blogs on DSM-5 were inflammatory and not helpful to the DSM-5 development process.
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DSM 5 keeps missing its own deadlines and the DSM 5 publication date is fast approaching. I am afraid there is insufficient time left for thoughtful preparation or adequate public input. Here’s a brief history of DSM 5′s consistent failure to deliver on time:
Several divisions of the American Psychological Association posted a letter highly critical of the DSM-5 (see http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/dsm5/ ). They also posted an online petition for mental health professionals to sign in support of their letter. Since it was first posted a week ago, over 3300 mental health professionals have signed the petition.
Three major divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA) – the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32), Society for Community Research and Action-Community Psychology (Division 27), and Society for Group Psychology and Psychotherapy (Division 49) – sent an open letter to the DSM-5 Task Force and the American Psychiatric Association expressing several criticisms about DSM-5.
I’m happy to report that the DSM-5 Field Trials in Routine Clinical Practice Settings has begun. According to American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (APIRE), counselors make up almost 700 (18%) of the 4000 volunteer clinicians who are participating in the field trials. Also, marriage and family therapists (MFTs) account for almost 500 (14%) [...]
I’ve spent the last year writing about the DSM-5, which is slated for publication in May 2013. I admit, the more I’ve read and learned about the proposed revisions and how they’re being developed, the less optimistic I’ve become about the final product.
The DSM-5 proposes to significantly lower the diagnostic threshold for ADHD in adults. In the DSM-IV, adults must have 6 of 9 “inattentive” behaviors or 6 of 9 “hyperactive/impulsive” behaviors to receive a diagnosis. The DSM-5 has proposed that as few as 4 of 9 “inattention” or 4 of 13 “hyperactivity and impulsivity” symptoms will [...]
Did you know that the research design for the DSM-5 field trials is seriously flawed? The DSM-5 field trials are currently underway to evaluate the proposed revisions. In these trials, the DSM-5 work groups are evaluating test-retest and interrater reliability of the disorders.