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Diagnostic Guidelines

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in the US and UK

We hear a great deal about the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, version IV (DSM-IV) and revision DSM-V which is due to be released in May 2013. What we tend to hear less about in the United States are the World Health Organization's ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders and any sort of official treatment guidelines. In this post, I highlight some of the differences between DSM and ICD and let you know where you can find treatment guidelines for bipolar disorder published in the US and UK, so you can check them out for yourself.
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A Fresh Look at the Diagnoses of Mental Illness and Disorders: DSM-5

In his article "Revising Book on Disorders of the Mind," The New York Times reporter Benedict Carey looks at the ongoing development of fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (referred to as DSM-5), due for release in May of 2013. DSM is the big book of psychiatric diagnoses. The current version – DSM-IV TR – has been around for a decade.
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