DSM-5 solicits comments
The fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will be published in May 2013 and will reflect substantial changes for diagnosis of mental disorders. One of the biggest may concern children who are currently diagnosed as bipolar. In a move that could potentially change mental health practice all over America, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) includes a new diagnosis: “temper dysregulation disorder”, which would diagnose children with explosive moods as having a brain or biological dysfunction, and not necessarily lifelong condition such as bipolar.
The APA has published Proposed Draft Revisions to DSM Disorders and Criteria, and welcomes public comment.