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Updates to DSM-5 Criteria & Text

Use the links below to view approved changes to DSM-5 criteria and text. Links are arranged by the order in which they appear in DSM-5. Changes will be posted as they are approved.

DSM-5 Classification

DSM-5 Text Updates

Intellectual Developmental Disorder (Intellectual Disability) (.pdf)

  • Text updates
  • September 2021

Autism spectrum disorder (.pdf)

  • Change to criterion A (DSM-5, p. 50, Desk Reference, p. 27)
  • August 2015

Delusional disorder (.pdf)

  • Change to subtypes section of text (DSM-5, p. 92-93)
  • August 2015

Brief psychotic disorder (.pdf)

  • Change to specifiers (DSM-5, p. 94, Desk Reference, p. 48)
  • August 2015

Bipolar I disorder (.pdf)

  • Change to criterion A in manic episode (DSM-5, p. 124, Desk Reference, p. 65)
  • Change to criterion F in hypomanic episode (DSM-5, p. 125, Desk Reference, p. 67)
  • August 2015

Bipolar II disorder (.pdf)

  • Change to criterion F in hypomanic episode (DSM-5, p. 133, Desk Reference, p. 72)
  • Change to specifiers (DSM-5, p. 135, Desk Reference, p. 75)
  • August 2015

Specifiers for bipolar and related disorders (.pdf)

  • Change to note at end of criteria for “with seasonal pattern” (DSM-5, p. 153-154, Desk Reference, p. 91)
  • Change to definitions of severity specifiers (DSM-5, p. 154, Desk Reference, p. 92)
  • August 2015

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (.pdf)

  • Change to “Development and Course” section of the text (DSM-5, p. 157)
  • August 2015

Persistent depressive disorder (.pdf)

  • Change to “Differential Diagnosis” section of the text (DSM-5, pp. 170-171)
  • August 2015

Specifiers for depressive disorders (.pdf)

  • Change to definition of “With mixed features” (DSM-5, p. 184, Desk Reference, p. 108)
  • Change to note at end of criteria for “With Seasonal Pattern” specifier (DSM-5, p. 187, Desk Reference, p. 113)
  • August 2015

Generalized anxiety disorder

  • Change to “Differential Diagnosis” section of the text (DSM-5, pp. 225-226)
  • August 2015

Acute stress disorder

  • Change to “Differential Diagnosis” section of the text (DSM-5, p. 285)
  • August 2015

Adjustment disorders

  • Change to Specifiers (DSM-5, p. 287, Desk Reference, p. 152) [March 2014]
  • March 2014

Somatic symptom disorder

  • Change to “Differential Diagnosis” section of the text (DSM-5, p. 314)
  • August 2015

Alternative DSM-5 Model for personality disorders

  • Change to criterion B1 for Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (DSM-5, p. 768)
  • August 2015

Depressive Episodes With Short-Duration Hypomania (in Conditions for Further Study)

  • Change to criterion A in the definition of hypomanic episodes (DSM-5, p. 787)
  • August 2015
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