The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, more commonly known as the DSM, is published by the American Psychiatric Association and aims to list and describe all mental disorders. The publication of DSM-V in 2013 brought many changes. Diagnosing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is written for all those who wonder whether the DSM-V now classifies the right people in the right way. It is aimed at patients, mental health professionals, and academics with an interest in mental health.
Issues addressed include:
Introducing the DSM -- DSM-5: an overview of changes -- Controversies of process: the DSM and the pharmaceutical industry -- Controversies of process: transparency and patient involvement -- Issues of content: the birth of a new diagnosis—hoarding disorder -- Issues of content: the changing limits of autistic spectrum disorders -- The field trials: DSM-5 and the new crisis of reliability -- The future