Moreover, the dsm changes risk an erosion of the autism spectrum at the higher-functioning end.
The dsm V committee will not finalize its new diagnostic criteria until December.
The phrase “sexual addiction” first showed up in the dsm in 1980, but was removed in 1994 due to lack of research.
“The idea is that this can help the process,” by which the dsm task force will finalize its criteria, McPartland said.
Narcissistic personality disorder is being dropped from the dsm.
Because of these pending changes to the dsm, it is possible that the new CDC numbers might not hold true a year from now.
The dsm committee invites public comment on its proposals until June 15.
Klein was a member of the dsm IV committee on childhood disorders (dsm IV was published in 1994).
The 200 or so diagnoses in the dsm, on the other hand, explain little and predict less.
Still, the notion of coming out as an asexual, campaigning for changes in the dsm, and identifying with a group is hard work.
1. Data Structure Manager.
An object-oriented language by J.E. Rumbaugh and M.E. Loomis of GE, similar to C++. It is used in implementation of CAD/CAE software. DSM is written in DSM and C and produces C as output.
["DSM: An Object-Relationship Modeling Language", A. Shah et al, SIGPLAN Notices 24(10):191-202 (OOPSLA '89) (Oct 1989)].
2. DIGITAL Standard MUMPS.