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The DSM 5 - The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, version 5, will be published in May, 2013. This is the first major rewriting of the essential manual of mental disorders since DSM-IV was published in 1994. This conference will present the changes made to the structure of the DSM, and the changes to the diagnostic criteria for the specific conditions encountered by clinicians caring for individuals with significant mental illness. Conference attendees will see that some of the diagnoses in DSM IV have been eliminated, and new diagnoses have been created in an effort to more accurately and usefully describe the problems experienced by patients. The process of development for DSM 5 will be explained, and presenters will describe the bases for the changes that have been made to specific conditions. Many of the presenters served as members (in several cases, as Chairs) of DSM 5 Work Groups, and have intimate knowledge of the material being presented.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
** Begin using DSM 5 in their clinical work
** Explain to patients why their diagnoses may have been changed
** Apply measures to describe the severity of illness ad associated disability
This educational event will provide essential information for anyone involved in the care of individuals with mental illness, including
psychiatrists, primary care physicians, nurses, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers and marriage and family therapists.
DSM5 -What You Need to Know
June 8-9, 2013
La Jolla Hyatt at
Aventine , La Jolla, California
Jointly Sponsored by
the American Psychiatric Association
the San Diego Psychiatric Society
The San Diego Psychiatric Association
is a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association
Event Co-Chairs: Steven Koh, MD, MPH, MBA;
Timothy A. Murphy, MD, DFAPA
Earn 12 CME/CEU Credits!