DSM 52016-11-29T05:21:29+00:00

DSM 5   


The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, produced by the American Psychiatric Association, the first edition of which was released in 1952. DSM 5 was published in 2013 and is likely to continue serving as a touchstone for American health professionals who diagnose and manage mental disorders.

Not everyone is tickled by the DSM-5. The British Psychological Society weighed in in mid-2011, saying it had more concerns than plaudits, criticised proposed diagnoses as based largely on social norms, with “symptoms” that rely on subjective judgements… not value-free judgements, reflecting current normative social expectations. 

New diagnoses added to the DSM 5*

• Binge eating disorder

• Caffeine withdrawal 

• Cannabis withdrawal

• Central sleep apnea and sleep-related hypoventilation

• Disinhibited social engagement disorder

• Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

• Excoriation (skin picking) disorder*

• Hoarding disorder

• Major neurocognitive disorder with lewy body disease and mild neurocognitive disorder

• Premenstrual dysphoric disorder 

• Rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder

• Restless legs syndrome

• Social (pragmatic) communication disorder

Clinical entities proposed by outside sources 

• Apathy syndrome

• Body integrity identity disorder

• Complicated grief disorder

• Developmental trauma disorder

• Disorders of extreme stress, not otherwise specified

• Fetal alcohol syndrome

• Internet addiction disorder – added as Internet use gaming disorder

• Male-to-eunuch gender identity disorder

• Melancholia

• Parental alienation syndrome – not accepted

• Seasonal affective disorder

• Sensory processing disorder – not accepted

Proposed changes to DSM-IV diagnoses, but tabled for the future

• Attenuated psychosis syndrome

• Complex post-traumatic stress disorder

• Depressive personality disorder

• Mixed anxiety depressive disorder

• Negativistic (passive-aggressive) personality disorder

• Olfactory reference syndrome*

*Placed in appendix for further research

• Post-traumatic embitterment disorder

• Relational disorder

• Sluggish cognitive tempo

• Social (pragmatic) communication disorder

Proposed changes to DSM-IV diagnoses (of now historic interest)

• Asperger syndrome

• Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

• Bipolar disorder

• Depression

• Dissociative identity disorder

• Gender identity disorder

• Hypersexual disorder

• Oppositional defiant disorder

• Personality disorders

• Pica

• Posttraumatic stress disorder

• Schizophrenia

• Somatoform disorder

Synonym DSM-V 

Reference en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSM-5



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