DSM-5 Posting and CommentariesAuthor(s): Peter F. Buckley
Recently, a preliminary draft of recommendations for DSM-5 has been posted. The reader can access these at www. dsm5.org. Dr. Will Carpenter from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center led the psychosis workgroup. The major proposals are to include an “at risk” or “prodromal” section, and to exclude schizoaffective disorder as a distinct entity. Other less pronounced changes are outlined in the draft.