Unless 2012 turns out like the movie (“2012,” that is), the year that follows should see the release of the latest version of the DSM, the big book of psychiatric diagnoses that mental health pros use as a guide to thinking about what’s going on with clients. You’re not your diagnosis, and you’re really not a diagnosis that hasn’t been approved and published. But, if you’re curious, proposed changes to the current DSM-IV-TR are posted at dsm5.org, and await your browsing. (A much quicker NYT article on the subject is here.) Enjoy.
Posted by Will Baum, LCSW