New Manual For Diagnosing Mental Disorders Gets Stamp Of Approval

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has completed a decade-long process and approved changes to its diagnostic manual. The new manual – the first complete revision since 1994 – comes out in May.


(About 11,000 people are attending the annual conference of the American Psychiatric Association, being held this year in Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Analysis Is Watchword at American Psychiatric Association Meeting in Philadelphia

This is a significant moment for the APA, as the ten-year process of revising its essential diagnostic guide, known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (“DSM”), is coming to a close.