Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5 (TM)

Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5 (TM) Author(s): American Psychiatric Association

Difference between 5th and 4th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 5th and 4th editions

  • Time lapse between current and previous publications: 13 years (2013 vs 2000).
  • Includes the fully revised diagnostic classification, as well as all of the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 TM in an easy-to-use format.
  • The most remarkable structural change of the Fifth Edition is getting rid of 5-axial system
  • The new classification combines the axes together and rates the disorders by severity. The old classification grouped diagnoses down into independent dimensions called axes.
  • The diagnosis Mental Retardation is changed to intellectual developmental disorder.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder is the new category for autistic disorder, Asperger disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified.
  • Binge Eating Disorder is a new to the group - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorder NOS - three different conditions which are placed in the Eating Disorders group.
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) is a new category.
  • New to the DSM-5 is bringing together obsessive-compulsive and other disorders previously arranged under category of Impulse Control Disorder into a broader class of disorders. Two new conditions added are excoriation (skin-picking) and hoarding disorder. In my opinion, that was a premature move.
  • In Personality Disorders category, all 10 disorders from DSM-IV remained, but the axes boundaries separating them from other psychiatric disorders were removed.
  • New chapter Trauma- and stressor-related disorders includes posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a new diagnostic sub-type for pre-school children.
5th Edition of
Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5 (TM)
Paperback , Lay Flat, 444 pages
ISBN-10: 0890425566
ISBN-13: 9780890425565
Published by: American Psychiatric Publishing, May 27, 2013
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4th Edition of
Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV-TR
Spiral-bound, 370 pages
ISBN-10: 0890420270
ISBN-13: 9780890420270
Published by: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., September 01, 2000
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3rd Edition of
Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-IV-TM
Spiral-bound, 358 pages
ISBN-10: 0890420645
ISBN-13: 9780890420645
Published by: Amer Psychiatric Pub, July 01, 1994
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