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DSM-5 Web Site: Check It Out
Psychiatric News
Volume 46 Number 10 page 6-6

The DSM-5 Web site at <www.DSM5.org>was relaunched earlier this month in response to the numerous revisions that have been made since the initial launch in February 2010. They include a revised chapter structure for DSM-5, revisions to diagnostic criteria, the addition of new disorders, and the addition of severity measures. A detailed listing of these changes is posted on the site.

The last comment period was extremely successful, and input from visitors was used to inform revisions to draft proposals. The updated site is again open for a six-week comment period (ending June 15), and viewers are encouraged to submit questions and comments about the current draft proposals. All comments will be reviewed by the work groups.

Following completion of the field trials in the fall, work groups will use feedback from the site, as well as results from field tests, to make a third round of revisions. Afterward, the revised criteria will be posted, and the site will be open for a third comment period.

Eligible viewers are also asked to use the site to register as volunteer clinicians for the field trials taking place in routine clinical practice settings. Visitors can read the "Field Trials" section of the site at <www.dsm5.org/pages/registration.aspx> to learn more about eligibility and the application process. 6_2.inline-graphic-1.gif

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