Anxiety and Mood Disorders in DSM-5
DAVID BARLOWE PRESENTS AT THE CENTRE FOR ANXIETY STUDIES,BOSTON UNIVERSITY.
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DOES IT ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW 'DIAGNOSTIC BIBLE' OR LEAVE MORE UNANSWERED ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGES?
DOES IT INCREASE ANY FEELING OF PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENCE OR ALARM ABOUT THE IMMINENT RELEASE OF DSM5?
WHERE ARE THE NEW CONDITIONS ('RABBITS OUT OF THE HAT ')E.G."SUB-CLINICAL, NORMAL VARIATION SOCIAL ANXIETY(shyness), PULLED FROM?
ARE THE CHANGES IN DSM5 LOGICAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND ACCEPTABLE TO THE PROFESSIONAL BODIES INVOLVED?
(THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ALREADY THINKS NOT, SEE BPS CRITIQUE OF DSM5 POST.)
WILL THE CHANGES RESULT IN MORE 'FALSE POSITIVE' DIAGNOSES OF THE INCREASED NUMBER OF BROADER CATEGORIES OF MENTAL ILLNESSES?
David Barlow, founder and director emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University,
discusses current efforts moving toward the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), to be published in 2013. The most current manual, DSM-IV, was last revised in 2000.
Proposed changes to DSM-5 diagnoses include eliminating Asperger's syndrome as a separate disorder and merging it under autism spectrum disorders, including further and more accurate sub-typing for bipolar disorder, and adding a revamped definition of personality disorder, among others. Proposed new DSM-5 diagnoses include absexual disorder, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, depressive personality disorder, negativistic (passive-aggressive) personality disorder, post-traumatic embitterment disorder, relational disorder, sluggish cognitive tempo, and binge eating.
Hosted by the Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders on October 20, 2010.