APA confirms publication date for draft proposals for DSM-5


Draft proposals for the revision of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria are not now expected to be published until Wednesday 10 February.

In an announcement on 15 January, the APA noted on its website that “The new DSM5.org Web site, which will include proposed revisions and draft diagnostic criteria, has been rescheduled for launch on Wednesday, February 10, 2010.”

APA confirms publication date for draft proposals for DSM-5 diagnostic criteria

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The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has confirmed that draft proposals for DSM-5 criteria are anticipated to be published on the APA’s website on Wednesday, 20 January for professional and public consultation.

It remains unclear how long the consultation period will be – the only current indication being “two to three months”. At the time of publishing, there is no information on the APA’s website around the consultation process.

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Psychiatric News January 1, 2010
Volume 45 Number 1 Page 2
by Jun Yan 

DSM-5 Postponed Until 2013; Field Trials Scheduled for Summer 

Psychiatrists and the public will be able to view and submit comments on proposed DSM-5 criteria this month and after extensive field trials.

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will be released in May 2013, APA announced last month…

and on Page 3 

by Alan F. Schatzberg, MD

Why is DSM-5 Being Delayed?

The draft guidelines for diagnostic criteria will be posted on the Web on January 20 with a comment period of two to three months. The field trials will commence in July…