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New Survey Shows Concern among Mental Health Professionals About New DSM-5 Guidelines

The Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy, in collaboration with online education provider, have released a new white paper on attitudes, perceptions and concerns about the upcoming publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in May 2013. It shows that six out of ten clinicians expect significant impact to clinical practice from DSM-5.

Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy and release new survey entitled Clinician Perspective on DSM-5
Ultimately, this manual and the way in which clinicians apply its guidance impacts every patient treated by the mental health community. It’s a significant development for all clinicians. Continue reading

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The Decision is Final for DSM-V

Published by the American Psychiatric Associat...

Published by the American Psychiatric Association, the DSM-IV-TR provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m disgusted. Not surprised but definitely disgusted. Sensory Processing Disorder was officially excluded from the fifth edition of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual).

Dr. Lucy Jane Miller of the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation wrote a message to members. Click below to read her letter.

Letter from Dr. Lucy Jane Miller