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DSM-5 is here: Are psychiatrists ready to stop arguing about it?
DSM-5 is here: Are psychiatrists ready to stop arguing about it?

Finally. After many contentious years, the American Psychiatric Assn. has unleashed DSM-5, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. If you know one thing about the DSM, it’s probably that this book is considered “the bible of psychiatry.” According to the APA, it “contains a listing of diagnostic criteria for every psychiatric disorder recognized by the U.S. health care system.” Psychiatrists rely on it, as do other doctors, psychologists, nurses, social workers, folks at insurance companies who figure out which conditions are covered, and many others. DSM-5 represents the first comprehensive update to the manual...

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