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How did DSM begin and how did the most recent DSM get to its current state?
John J. Miller, MD, talks through the changes and developments of DSM.
DSM 1 was published in 1952, and sadly the terms were less than kind; but it was based on the information available at the time. DSM 2, published in 1968, consisted of mostly psychodynamics and therapy, when psychopharmacology was very young. DSM 3 published in 1980, introduced PTSD – only 40 yrs ago. 1994 saw the publication of DSM 4, and DSM 5 in 2013.
Dr Miller is Medical Director, Brain Health, Exeter, NH; Editor in Chief, Psychiatric Times; Staff Psychiatrist, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Exeter, NH; Consulting Psychiatrist, Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH; Consulting Psychiatrist, Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA.