DSM-5: A collection of psychiatrist views on the changes, controversies, and future directions

Charles B. Nemeroff, Daniel Weinberger, Michael Rutter, Harriet L. MacMillan, Richard A. Bryant, Simon Wessely, Dan J. Stein, Carmine M. Pariante, Florian Seemüller, Michael Berk, Gin S. Malhi, Martin Preisig, Martin Brüne, Paul Lysaker

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The recent release of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) by the American Psychiatric Association has led to much debate. For this forum article, we asked BMC Medicine Editorial Board members who are experts in the field of psychiatry to discuss their personal views on how the changes in DSM-5 might affect clinical practice in their specific areas of psychiatric medicine. This article discusses the influence the DSM-5 may have on the diagnosis and treatment of autism, trauma-related and stressor-related disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, mood disorders (including major depression and bipolar disorders), and schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number202
JournalBMC Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 12 2013


  • Autism
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • DSM-5
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Psychiatry
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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