There is a need to refine our current psychiatric nosology to
produce diagnostic criteria and disorder categories that keep pace
with advances in neuroscience while at the same time enhance
clinical utility. Furthermore, dimensional aspects of psychiatric
disorders require greater recognition so as to improve our
understanding of boundaries between disorders and underscore the
heterogeneous nature of psychopathology. The Conceptual Evolution
of DSM-5 provides a framework for the evolution of the forthcoming
diagnostic system in the fifth edition of Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which will help
advance clinical practice and facilitate ongoing development of
diagnostic criteria. This manual: - Highlights recent progress in
our understanding of cross-cutting factors relevant to psychiatric
diagnosis and symptom presentation- Includes detailed discussions
on the role of factors such as age, gender, culture, and disability
in the expression of mental disorders- Provides a review of genetic
evidence supporting a cross-cutting approach to nosology- Offers
suggestions for integrating cross-cutting factors with DSM-5.
The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5 was written to impart a
theoretical context for understanding potential revisions to DSM-5.
The authors reevaluate the structure of the current manual and
discuss cross-cutting approaches to facilitate clinical practice
and refine research approaches that will guide clinical trials,
genetics, imaging, and treatment guidelines. The authors provide
the following insights: - Detailed descriptions of age-, gender-,
and culture-specific aspects relevant to psychiatric diagnosis and
the need for sensitivity to these factors when making diagnoses-
Discussions on the dimensional aspects of mental disorders,
including overlapping symptoms relevant to many or most diagnoses-
Consideration of alternative classifications of disorders that
recognize disorders sharing validating features- Presentation of
neuroscientific and epidemiologic evidence to expand understanding
of disorders beyond that of the categorical organization presented
in DSM-IV- A review of clinical implications, including how
clinicians may shift their conceptualization of previously reified
diagnostic criteria and their consequences.
As presented to the 99th Annual Meeting of the American
Psychopathological Association, The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5
explores the rapidly changing research base for the understanding
of neurodevelopmental, neurocognitive, addictive, and other
psychiatric disorders. The contributions in this volume confirm
that DSM-5 is intended to be a living document that can accommodate
revisions to specific diagnostic areas based on new evidence that
is replicable and subject to review. This efficient updating
process will help researchers and clinicians keep abreast of the
latest protocols for the research, diagnosis, and treatment of
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• William E. Narrow
• Emily A Kuhl
• David J Kupfer
• American Psychopathological Association
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