Author | Ahmed Aboraya, MD, DrPH

Articles

Coming Along With the DSM-5: Hybrid Models of Psychiatric Diagnosis

September 11, 2012

Do not be surprised if you hear more about hybrid models of psychiatric diagnoses included in DSM-5. The categorical and dimensional model approaches are 2 sides of the same coin as you look at the same patient from 2 different angles.

DSM5 Task Force: Do Not Go to the Mass Media-Do Your Homework

November 30, 2010

As I was driving to work on February 10, 2010, I listened to the National Public Radio host Melissa Block talking about how children labeled “bipolar” may get a new diagnosis. I was shocked that the chair of one of the DSM5 work groups, David Shaffer, MD, would discuss a controversial diagnostic topic with the media.