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Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5

Many of you probably already know that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) was recently updated from version IV to version 5. (That’s not a mistake, the American Psychiatric Association, which publishes the DSM, changed from using Roman numerals to using Arabic numerals.)

I just discovered a 19-page document online that provides an overview of the changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5:

Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5

Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5

Joe Kraynak

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APA Reference
Kraynak, J. (2013). Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 18, 2019, from


Last updated: 25 Sep 2013
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 25 Sep 2013
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