This month, we launched a revised DSM-5 Web site that represents some important changes from the original site posted more than a year ago (see DSM-5 Web Site: Check It Out). Visitors to the new site may immediately notice a change in the organizational structure of how disorders are grouped.
Rather than being organized to parallel the chapter structure of DSM-IV, the new site reflects the proposed organizational structure for DSM-5. While the two are largely similar, there are some noteworthy differences. For instance, rather than collectively grouping
all childhood and adolescent disorders into one chapter, these diagnoses are distributed throughout DSM-5 into the relevant diagnostic sections. Visitors can now read about pica under the category "Eating and Feeding Disorders,"
for example. Similarly, trauma- and stress-related disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorders,
are now a distinct category rather than being housed under anxiety disorders, as in DSM-IV.