Explaining DSM-V: Interview with the APA DSM-5 Taskforce Chair Professor David Kupfer

There is an interview with the chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) DSM-5 taskforce, Professor David Kupfer on Web Edges Health channel. DSM-V is the pending fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Diseases, the American diagnostic manual for mental illnesses which is used internationally. Professor Kupfer gives an insight into some of the DSM-V related activities taking place at the American Psychiatric Association’s 165th Annual Meeting. He also invites commentary on the draft edition of DSM-V and this invite is also open to non-APA members. There have already been 11,000 comments from individuals and groups from around the world.

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