How to Access and Navigate the DSM-5 Development Website
- The DSM-5 website can be found at www.dsm5.org.
- To locate proposed diagnostic criteria and general content changes go to the Proposed Revisions section. Proposed Revisions includes the 17 diagnostic categories as well as links to the Structural, Cross-Cutting, and General Classification Issues for DSM-5 and Conditions Proposed by Outside Sources.
- Structural, Cross-Cutting, and General Classification Issues for DSM-5 lists changes which are likely to affect many or all disorders.
- Conditions Proposed by Outside Sources represent recommendations from outside sources, such as mental health advocacy groups, for inclusion in the DSM. These conditions are still under consideration by the DSM-5 Work Groups and are not included in the draft.
- Within each diagnostic category in the Proposed Revisions section, a list of disorders related to the category can be found. You will typically find the following groupings:
- Disorders Not Currently Listed in the DSM-IV
- Disorders Proposed for Possible Reclassification in Another Diagnostic Category
- Disorders Proposed to be Subsumed Under Other Diagnoses (No DSM-5 Criteria
- Disorders Proposed for Possible Removal from DSM (No DSM-5 Criteria Proposed)
- Disorders with No Change from DSM-IV
Note: You will see an asterisk (i.e., "*") in front of each group. The asterisk marks the beginning of a new grouping. If there is no asterisk then modifications have been made to the specific disorder and you can click on the disorder name to see proposed revisions.
- Once you click on the disorder, you will typically find the following groupings:
- Proposed Revision
Note: Some recommendations and criteria are not available. More information will be forthcoming as DSM-5 development continues.