MedPage Today (5/3, Gever) reports, “Draft revisions to the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) influential diagnostic manual are again open for public comment, the group announced Wednesday” in a press release (pdf). “This is the last opportunity for the general public to provide input on the fifth edition of the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, before it is put into essentially final form at the end of this year. The formal release is slated for May 2013.” The APA is seeking public comment through June 15. The latest draft of the document and further information about it can be seen here.
— “Input Sought Again on DSM-5,”John Gever, Medpage Today, May 2, 2012.