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DSM-V Part 2: final draft for comment…

On February 10 (12:00 am), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the proposed draft diagnostic criteria for DSM5 on its Website  The draft criteria represent content changes under consideration. The information posted on the Website includes the proposed criteria, the rationale, the supporting research, and DSM-IV content as a comparison.

The proposed diagnostic criteria will be available on the Website, for public comment until April 20, 2010. APA is inviting health professionals, consumers of mental health services, and family members to visit the site to review and comment on the draft criteria.