DSM-5 Due Out and International Nurses Day News Round-Up May 2nd Edition 2013

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The American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is due out this month. In the period leading up the launch of DSM-5 there has been considerable debate.
  • Professor David Kupfer, head of the DSM-5 taskforce responds to the NIMH statement here (with a write-up here).
  • The Observer features a debate between psychiatrist Professor Simon Wessely and psychologist Dr Oliver James.
  • The BBC programme ‘All in the Mind‘ features an interview with Professor Simon Wessely about the anticipated impact of DSM-5 in the UK.
  • There is a look at the launch of DSM-5 at the Shrink Rap blog
  • Psychiatrist Dr Allen Frances writes at New Scientist about the NIMH statement about the research strategy (see here also) and the history of debate about DSM-5.
  • Dr Charles Parker looks at the NIMH statement in relation to DSM-5 at the CorePsych blog.
  • Ferris Jabr writes at Scientific American about how the NIMH strategy will mean a shift for DSM.
  • Jamie Doward at the Guardian writes about the recent response from the British Psychological Society to DSM-5
  • At the Psychiatric Times there is a look at a new mobile phone app for DSM-V
  • There is a look at the NIMH statement in relation to DSM-V at MIT Technology Review
  • Dr David Shaffer writes about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) here.
  • There is a detailed response to the NIMH statement at the ‘Boring Old Man 1‘ blog.


Today is International Nurse’s Day. This is in commemoration of the birth of Florence Nightingale and the theme for this year’s day is Closing the Gap: Millenium Development Goal.

Dementia Awareness Week 2013 takes place on the week of May 19-25th.

The Freudian Clip Film Club in conjunction with Dr Raj Persaud is presenting the ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ on May 28th in London (for details see here).

Dr Raj Persaud and Professor Simon Wessely are hosting a conference on the subject of DSM-5 in London (see here and here).


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