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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5)

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research.


View Recently Proposed Changes to DSM–5

A proposal was approved by DSM Steering Committee to add a new "R" Code for "Impairing Emotional Outbursts" to the DSM. This proposal will be posted for a 45-day public comment period starting on Monday, November 29. Read the proposed changes now and submit your feedback during the public comment period.

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Changes to ICD-10-CM Codes for DSM–5 Diagnoses

Understand the changes and be prepared. Coding updates to the ICD-10-CM went in effect October 1, 2021.

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Educational Resources

Find online assessment measures, fact sheets and webinars.

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Updates to DSM–5 Criteria, Text, & ICD-10 Codes

Access resources, find updates to DSM–5 criteria and text, find coding updates, learn about reimbursement issues and help with the transition to ICD-10.

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Submit Proposals for Making Changes to DSM–5

Learn how to propose changes, corrections and clarifications to the DSM–5.

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Learn About the Development of DSM–5

DSM–5 is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. Learn more about the development of DSM–5, important criteria and history.

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