Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Having used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Second Edition (DSM-II) 1 in residency, been very excited by DSM-III,2 reviewed the DSM-III Case Book,3 read DSM-III-Revised,4 and reviewed DSM-IV5 and several other related texts,6,7 I realized that physicians might begin to wonder why the American Psychiatric Association (APA) would produce another version of the DSM-IV, specifically DSM-IV-TR. However, considering that the information in DSM-IV was based on literature dating up to 1992 and that APA work groups developed the new material in DSM-IV-TR during the "decade of the brain," it is about time the information about diagnostic categories were upgraded to remain current and relevant.
DSMDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision: DSM-IV-TR Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-IV-TR. JAMA. 2001;285(6):811-812. doi:10.1001/jama.285.6.811