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DSM-5 and Diagnostic Issues

March, 2011 | Vol: 9 Issue: 3

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Learning Objective

Article

The DSM-5: A Guide to Coming Changes

Sometime in 2013, we’ll presumably be forced to shell out a hundred bucks or so for the fifth edition of DSM. While we do not have the space to review every potential change here, we will cover those of most clinical importance.

Let’s Get Real: Media Alarmism vs the Data on Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in the U.S.

Let’s Get Real: Media Alarmism vs the Data on Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in the U.S.

Expert QA

Psychiatry Epidemiology

We often hear that 20% to 30% of Americans have a mental illness. What is that figure based on?

Research Update

Do Placebos Work Even When Patients Know They are Placebos?

It’s commonly known across all fields of medicine, psychiatry included, that in clinical trials, placebo treatment works, in some cases just as well as “real” treatment.