DSM-5 Draft Released

The American Psychiatric Association today released a draft of the diagnostic criteria being considered for the forthcoming edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5; apparently Roman numerals of the earlier editions of are being forsworn). According to an e-mail message circulated by Kenneth J. Zucker,¬† Chair of the DSM-V Workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity¬† Disorders, “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.” Public comment on the proposals will be accepted until April 20, 2010.

This announcement comes in the wake of a critical report and editorial recently published in American Scientist.

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Professor of Psychology at York University (Toronto). Former editor of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. Creator of the "Classics in the History of Psychology" website and of the "This Week in the History of Psychology" podcast series.