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DSM-5: a collection of psychiatrist views on the changes, controversies, and future directions

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Charles B. Nemeroff, Daniel Weinberger, Michael Rutter, Harriet L. MacMillan, Richard A. Bryant, Simon Wessely, Dan J. Stein, Carmine M. Pariante, Florian Seemueller, Michael Berk, Gin S. Malhi, Martin Preisig, Martin Bruene, Paul Lysaker

Original languageEnglish
Article number202
Number of pages19
JournalBMC Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2013


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The recent release of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) by the American Psychiatric Association has led to much debate. For this forum article, we asked BMC Medicine Editorial Board members who are experts in the field of psychiatry to discuss their personal views on how the changes in DSM-5 might affect clinical practice in their specific areas of psychiatric medicine. This article discusses the influence the DSM-5 may have on the diagnosis and treatment of autism, trauma-related and stressor-related disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, mood disorders (including major depression and bipolar disorders), and schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

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