December 10, 2009

APA announces postponement of DSM-V

Today, shortly after the New Scientist article and editorial hit the Internet, the American Psychiatric Association issued a press release announcing that the publication of the DSM-V will be delayed by at least a year. The "anticipated release date" was moved back from mid-2012 to May 2013. The timing is rather prophetic on the part of reporter Peter Aldhous, who concluded his New Scientist article by predicting:
The final version of DSM-V is scheduled to be published in 2012, but given the level of controversy and the need to test whether psychiatrists can reliably use the proposed diagnoses, that date seems certain to slip.
The full release from the American Psychiatric Association is HERE.

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