On February 10, 2010, the American Psychiatric Association released the proposed draft of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The proposed diagnostic criteria will be available for public comment until April 20, 2010.
The last edition of the DSM was published in 1994 and proposed revisions represent years of research and consultation by worldwide experts. At the APA a DSM-5 Task Force and 13 work groups comprised of more than 160 world-renowned clinicians and researchers, representing different categories of psychiatric diagnoses, have reviewed a wide body of scientific research in the field to arrive at the current draft. In a statement released by the APA, the organization's President Alan Schatzberg, MD, said, "These draft criteria represent a decade of work by the APA in reviewing and revising DSM. But it is important to note that DSM-5 is still very much a work in progress - and these proposed revisions are by no means final." Over the next two years the APA will conduct three phases of field trials to test some of the proposed diagnostic criteria in clinical settings. Proposed final revisions are expected in 2012 with a final DSM-5 publication date of May 2013.
Several PHS faculty members have contributed to the proposed revisions of the DSM. Michael Miner, PhD, served as an advisor to the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders work group. Research articles authored by Walter Bockting, PhD, Eli Coleman, PhD, Michael Miner, PhD, and Nancy Raymond, MD, are cited as supporting rationale for proposed revisions.
Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescents or Adults
Bockting, W. O. (2008). Psychotherapy and the real-life experience: From gender dichotomy to gender diversity. Sexologies, 17, 211-224.
Miner, M. H., Coleman, E., Center, B. A., Ross, M., & Rosser, B. R. S. (2007). The Compulsive Sexual Behavior Inventory: Psychometric properties. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36, 579-587.
Raymond, N. C., Coleman, E., & Miner, M. H. (2003). Psychiatric comorbidity and compulsive/ impulsive traits in compulsive sexual behavior. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 44, 370-380.
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