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.
DSM: Diagnostic 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
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