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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

APA Annual Meeting Sessions to Highlight DSM-5 Development

DSM-5 Track Schedule Includes Symposium on
Using Patient-Reported Outcomes

An update on field trials of proposed revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will be among seven sessions at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in Honolulu in May that highlight the development of the fifth edition of the manual.

The DSM-5 track at the meeting will also include a symposium supported by the National Institutes of Health on the use of patient-reported outcomes and another session that will examine proposals to incorporate dimensional assessments of psychopathology and disability in DSM-5. A session on the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in military populations will address recent and ongoing research on evidence-based treatment and improving patient care among service members and veterans with the disorder.

In another session, members of the Mood Disorders Work Group will address the diagnosis of major depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders across the lifespan, including diagnosis in children and adolescents and in older adults.

In addition, an interactive workshop will solicit audience feedback on proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria; and a research forum will address ongoing collaborative efforts between the APA and the World Health Organization in activities to revise the International Classification of Diseases.

The proposed revisions to DSM are available online at
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