CHANGES TO THE DSM – HOW THEY WILL AFFECT YOU

CHANGES TO THE DSM HOW THEY WILL AFFECT YOU

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Is Changing!

This Manual Determines the Criteria for Diagnosing Disabilities, Including ADHD

How Will These Changes Affect You?

[This meeting is appropriate for Adults, Parents, Educators and ADHD Treatment Professionals]

Dr. Mary Solanto will fill us in on:

 The Who, What, When and How of the DSM-5 Task Force

 Why the DSM-5 changes are important to patient care

 Proposed changes to the ADHD subtype distinctions (Combined, Predominantly Inattentive, etc)

 Proposed changes in symptom criteria for recognizing ADHD in adults

 Proposed changes in criteria for conditions that may be comorbid with ADHD – e.g. Bipolar Disorder

 Elimination of Pervasive Developmental Disorder as an exclusionary criterion