Monday, January 17, 2011

Under DSM-5 proposals, ALL medical conditions can be changed to a psychiatric disorder

January 16, 2011 — meagenda:

The page for existing DSM-5 proposals for the “Somatoform Disorders” section of DSM-IV was updated on January 14, 2011 with a new category proposal called “Simple Somatic Symptom Disorder”.

Note this proposal is in addition to the existing proposal for the category proposed, in February 2010, by the Somatic Symptom Disorders Work Group called “Complex Somatic symptom disorder (CSSD)” and it does not replace “CSSD”.

As I have been highlighting for some time now, under these DSM-5 Task Force proposals, all medical conditions, whether “established” general medical conditions or disorders, or conditions presenting with “somatic symptoms of unclear etiology”, have the potential for qualifying for an additional diagnosis of a somatic symptom disorder. Read more>>

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