DSM-5: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

ASHA submitted comments during the three open comment periods provided by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for the proposed content of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). 

The DSM, published by the APA, is the standard classification of mental disorders used by a wide variety of professionals in clinical and community settings in the U.S. and other countries. DSM-5 was published in May 2013.

ASHA response to NIH Request for Information: Impact of DSM-5 Changes to Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders on Research and Services [PDF]

ASHA comments submitted April 2010 [PDF] and June 2011 [PDF] and June 2012 [PDF]

ASHA letter sent June 2012 [PDF]

Yes, DSM-5 Changes Up Communication Disorders: What You Need to Know (The ASHA Leader Blog)

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