Akli Düzensizliklerin Teşhisi ve İstatistiksel El Kitabının beşincisi onaylandı (İng)
The American Psychiatric Association’s board of trustees approved the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) on Saturday, the Associated Press reports. The manual will be published in May, and board members did not reveal what it will officially include.
One of the more controversial expected changes was a narrower definition of autism, which would eliminate the terms “Asperger’s disorder” and “pervasive developmental disorder.” A task force member told the AP that people with an Asperger’s diagnosis would still be included in the new recommended definition.
Other proposed changes to DSM-5 included: the addition of “disruptive mood dysregulation disorder” as a way to avoid overdiagnosis of bipolar disorder in children, moving “dyslexia” to a broader category of learning disorders, and eliminating “gender identity disorder” to avoid stigmatizing children.