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September 14, 1994

DSM-IV: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Author Affiliations

Community Mental Health Council University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

JAMA. 1994;272(10):828-829. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520100096046

Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV, by the American Psychiatric Association, 358 pp, spiral-bound, $22.50, ISBN 0-89042-064-5, Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press Inc, 1994.

DSM-IV Sourcebook, vol 1, edited by Thomas A. Widiger, Allen J. Frances, Harold Alan Pincus, Michael B. First, Ruth Ross, and Wendy Davis, 768 pp, $112.50, ISBN 0-89042-065-3, Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association, 1994.

DSM-IV: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, was developed with a great deal of input from mental health professionals and professional organizations. In addition, there was a significant collaboration between the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the World Health Organization, as it developed the tenth revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10). As a result, DSM-IV is a great improvement over the third edition (DSM-III) and the third edition, revised (DSM-III-R).

The Task Force on DSM-IV and 13 work groups (each responsible for a section

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