Over the course of the following year, the DSM-5 work groups refined their criteria, including those in the personality disorders section; proposed dimensional measures of
assessment to aid in diagnosis; and contributed to a reorganized chapter structure in which disorder categories were rearranged
to better reflect advances in the science and practice of psychiatry. Thus, from May through July of this year, we again asked
patients, professionals, and the public to weigh in on all of these proposed changes to DSM, and they did so enthusiastically. Since reopening the site to comments in May, we received visits from more than 125,000
individuals from 162 countries who submitted 2,120 comments and questions. The greatest number of comments was directed at
the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group, followed closely by the Somatic Symptom Disorders Work Group and the
Anxiety Disorders Work Group.