DSM-5 Implementation and Support

The www.dsm5.org website has been reorganized to serve as a resource for clinicians, researchers, insurers, and patients.  The site includes information on implementation of the manual, answers frequently asked questions, lists DSM-5 corrections, and provides a mechanism for submitting questions and feedback regarding implementation of the manual. Researchers and clinicians can also provide us with feedback on the usefulness of the online assessment measures of cross-cutting symptoms, disorder severity, personality, and disability. We also provide links to educational webinars about the DSM-5, and listings of APA-endorsed training sessions on DSM-5 that are being conducted throughout the US and abroad. The site will continue to provide historical information about the development process and overall rationale for changes from DSM-IV.

FREE WEBINAR AND CME: Transitioning to DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM. July 8th, 3:00-4:30 EDT. Click here to register 


NEW! DSM-5: Educational Webinar:  Missed the DSM-5: What You Need to Know Master Course at the 2013 APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco? It`s not too late to take the course. Register now for the online version complete with slide handouts and DSM-5 fact sheets. Earn up to 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits for Physicians or Certificate of Attendance. Coming soon for psychologists, social workers, certified counselors, addiction counselors and registered nurses - Earn 6 CE credits!


APA-Endorsed Training Sessions on DSM-5


To the DSM-5 User Community:

When the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was released at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting in May 2013, it marked the end of more than a decade’s journey in revising the criteria for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders. Although DSM-5 is now complete, a great deal of work remains, and we are hopeful that once again you will play an active role in this next important phase of refining the manual. Our highest priority is ensuring the proper use of DSM-5, including providing training materials; answering questions about its implementation in clinical care and research; clarifying concerns about the new ICD codes and insurance billing; and correcting any errors. Information about DSM-5’s developmental history, including Task Force and Work Group membership and relevant resource documents, will also continue to be maintained here.

Professionals from the mental health and medical communities, patients and their families, and members of the public have had a strong voice in DSM-5 up to this point, and we hope to continue this dialogue over the coming years. Your input made this a remarkable collaborative process. We encourage you to continually visit this site to remain updated on its content and to provide feedback for future improvements.

On behalf of all those involved in the development of DSM-5, we thank you and look forward to hearing from you.

David Kupfer, MD, Chair, DSM-5 Task Force

Darrel Regier, MD, MPH, Vice-Chair, DSM-5 Task Force