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Subject:  DSM-5 released, mental health Date:  5/27/2013  12:41 PM
Author:  lcd186 Number:  14915 of 15019

Several weeks ago, I was reminded that the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was to be released May 2013. This manual supersedes the DSM-IV. Well, it has come out.

The official website, intended for mental health professionals, is at:
http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx

For general information about the changes in lay terms for the rest of us:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSM-5

By some online discussions over the last several years, this update is both overdue and controversial. I am uncertain what real impact this will have on many of us with current diagnoses since I don't have any formal education and training in the field though I have a lot of experience as a patient. *grins*

Not sure if anyone here is interested in these reference manuals, but just thought I'd put it out here.

Lois Carmen D.
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