Major changes have been made to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in its 5th revision, particularly on alcohol and other substance-related disorders. The DSM-5 was published in 2013 after a twelve year process of revision.
This course will review key changes to this important diagnostic tool, changes which include:
- Combining the substance abuse and substance dependence disorders into one heading of substance use disorder;
- Requiring that at least 2 criteria be met for this diagnosis;
- Adding cannabis withdrawal and caffeine withdrawal as new disorders; and
- The addition of a new Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders section.