3205.0 Substance Use Disorders: What have they done with my DSM IV?

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
The process of moving from DSM-IV to DSM-V has been challenging. As more evidence-based information has been obtained, terms such as addiction, dependence, and abuse have been better characterized. In addition, some characteristics that have been part of the nomenclature prior to DSM-IV are proving less reliable based on new evidence and better statistical methodology. In addition, activities such as gambling, internet use, etc are becoming better characterized, requiring a re-evaluation of the terminology used for these activities. The presenters for this session will provide the findings from the latest research, which along with input from meetings with workers in the field over the past couple of years have brought us to DSM-V.
Session Objectives: Describe the process of moving from DSM-IV to DSM-V. Analyze the factors used to modify the terminology for DSM-V. Evaluate other potential addictions, such as gambling, internet, etc to determine their place in DSM-V nomenclature.

1:10 PM

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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Medical Care, Mental Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)