Draft DSM-5 again open for public comment

// 25 May 2011


DSM-5 coverThe forthcoming revised DSM-5, which will shape diagnoses of not only Gender Dysphoria, but also such conditions as Bipolar and Related Disorders Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Feeding and Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive-Related, and Trauma-Related Disorders, has been opened up for public comment.

Via the DSM-5 website:

At this time, we are asking visitors to review and comment on the proposed DSM-5 organizational structure and criteria changes. Please note that the current commenting period will end on June 15, 2011. It is important to remember that the proposed structure featured here is only a draft.


The content on this site will stay in its current form until after completion of the DSM-5 Field Trials, scheduled to conclude later this year. Following analysis of field trial results, we will revise the proposed criteria as needed and, after appropriate review and approval, we will post these changes on this Web site. At that time, we will again open the site to a third round of comments from visitors, which will be systematically reviewed by each of the work groups for consideration of additional changes. Thus, the current commenting period is not the final opportunity for you to submit feedback, and subsequent revisions to DSM-5 proposals will be jointly informed by field trial findings as well as public commentary.

To make comments, interested parties will need to register at the DSM-5 website – click here.


Cross-posted at Bird of Paradox

Comments From You

Kelly // Posted 25 May 2011 at 11:23 am

Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder is when women find intercourse painful/impossible. Note, there is no equivalent for men…

When men find sex painful there is ALWAYS a medical reason even if the doctor’s cannot find it.

When women find sex painful, it might be because of mental illness.

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