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Sleep Disorder Codes to Change In DSM-IV-TR
Psychiatric News
Volume 40 Number 17 page 13-13

New diagnostic codes for several sleep disorders listed in the DSM-IV-TR will go into effect on October 1 (see chart).

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine requested the new codes, which are needed to accommodate diagnoses listed in the newly released second edition of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-2). Since the sleep section of the DSM-IV-TR overlaps with portions of the ICSD-2, the new codes will appear in both publications.

The new DSM-IV-TR and ICSD-2 codes share identical diagnostic criteria, and the codes mirror ICD-9-CM usage; the latter does not accept criteria as part of its codes, however.

Future printings of DSM-IV-TR will be revised to include the new diagnostic codes. In addition, clinicians can go to the DSM-IV-TR Web site at<www.dsm4tr.org/coding.cfm> to download a PDF file of the new codes.

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