Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
- Janet B. W. WilliamsJanet B. W. WilliamsColumbia University and MedAvante, Hamilton, NJ
- and Michael FirstMichael FirstColumbia University
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association is referred to as DSM-5™. DSM-5’s early predecessor, DSM-III, differed considerably from the first two editions. Its innovative incorporation of specified diagnostic criteria had a major impact on the field of mental health. In DSM-5, these criteria have been further updated to reflect the important gains in our understanding of mental disorders.