Sep 12, 2022
Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. In this episode, we present a focused summary of the latest changes in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR) with our guest expert — Dr. Michael First, a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, NY. Dr. First is an internationally recognized expert on psychiatric diagnosis and assessment issues, he is the editor and co-chair of the DSM-5 text revision project (DSM-5-TR), the editorial and coding Consultant for the DSM-5, the chief technical and editorial consultant on the World Health Organization ICD-11 revision project and was an external consultant to the NIMH Research Domain Criteria project (RDOC).
The learning objectives for this episode are as follows:
Understand the rationale for undertaking a DSM-5-TR as well as the revision process itself
To become familiar with disorder, text and symptom code additions and modifications to the DSM-5-TR
To understand the purpose and function of the DSM in its current form and be able to contemplate future directions
Guest Expert: Dr. Michael First – staff psychiatrist and professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University, USA.
Produced and hosted by: Dr. Alex Raben (staff psychiatrist) and Saja Jaberi (international medical graduate)
Audio editing by: Dr. Alex Raben
Show notes by: Saja Jaberi
2:53 - Learning objectives
3:34 - Brief description of the DSM and its history
4:54 – ICD vs. DSM
7:43 - Rationale behind the new revision
11:11 - Characteristics of the DSM-5-TR revision process and the people behind it
16:54 - Case presentation and Differential Diagnosis
23:07 - Prolonged Greif disorder
27:04 - Most important changes to the terminology used in the manual
39:34 - Pros and cons of the DSM
44:30 - A brief Comparison to the RDOC Framework
49:04 – Future Directions of the DSM
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. 2013.
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th Text Revision ed. 2022.
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