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Dr. Kupfer discusses some of the strategies and revisions reflected in the DSM-5.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List changes related to the basic organization and structure of the DSM-5
  • Identify and describe major diagnostic changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5
  • Discuss the future of the DSM and how new neuroscience findings will be integrated

Reading Resources:

  1. Regier DA, Kuhl EA, Kupfer DJ. The DSM-5: Classification and criteria changes. World Psychiatry. 2013 Jun;12(2):92-8
  2. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Fifth Edition. APA: 2013.
  3. Moscicki EK, Clarke DE, Kuramoto SJ, Kraemer HC, Narrow WE, Kupfer DJ, Regier DA. Testing DSM-5 in Routine Clinical Practice Settings: Feasibility and Clinical Utility. Psychiatr Serv. 2013 Jul 15


Dr. Kupfer has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant:
    • Self - American Psychiatric Associated (served as Chair of the DSM-5 Task Force)
    • Spouse - Editorial Consultant for American Psychiatric Press
  • Stockholder:
    • Self - AliphCom
    • Self/spouse - Psychiatric Assessments, INC.
  • Other:
    • Self - Joint ownership of Copyright for Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)
    • Spouse - Advisory Board member of Servier International
    • Spouse - Received royalties from American Psychological Association and Guilford Press
    • Spouse - Received Honoraria payment for Lecture for Lundbeck

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 2/4/2014 | Last Modified On: 2/4/2014 | Expires: 2/4/2015

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