Posts from — February 2010

DSM-V Part 2: final draft for comment…

February 15, 2010

On February 10 (12:00 am), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the proposed draft diagnostic criteria for DSM5 on its Website www.dsm5.org.  The draft criteria represent content changes under consideration. The information posted on the Website includes the proposed criteria, the rationale, the supporting research, and DSM-IV content as a comparison.

The proposed diagnostic criteria will be available on the Website www.dsm5.org, for public comment until April 20, 2010. APA is inviting health professionals, consumers of mental health services, and family members to visit the site to review and comment on the draft criteria.

DSM-V Part 1: background…

February 9, 2010

The reports from the DSM-V Work Group on Sexual and gender Identity Disorders  are in! The larger work group was chaired by our Canadian colleague KenZucker from Toronto, and members of the Gender Identity Disorders sub-workgroup included world renowned clinicians and researchers.  Several of us were fortunate to have a seat on a WPATH working committee, one of many organizations asked to provide input into the contents of the papers listed below. Canadians are making their mark in this very specialized field!

Jack Drescher: Queer Diagnoses: Parallels and Contrasts in the History of Homosexuality, Gender Variance, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual