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looking at differences between the DSM editions - How diagnoses of substance use disorder are made – including alcohol use disorder as well as other drug use disorders (e.g., marijuana, opioids, & cocaine).

Comparison Between DSM-IV & DSM-5

How diagnoses of substance use disorder are made – including alcohol use disorder as well as other drug use disorders (e.g., marijuana, opioids, & cocaine).

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DSM-5

Starting in 2000, the American Psychiatric Association began forming work groups to proffer a research agenda for a fifth revision of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). Using research articles, white papers, and monographs these work groups summarized the state of science relevant to the different conditions and identified gaps in diagnosis, treatment, and research. In 2007, the DSM–5 Task Force began creating the DSM-5 manual, that was published in 2013.

NOTABLE CHANGES BETWEEN THE DSM IV & DSM-5 INCLUDE:

Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) - mentioning only drinking, but applies to other drug use disorders as well
See Infographic: Diagnosing Substance Use Disorders- The Severity Levels

CITATIONS

https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/dsmfactsheet/dsmfact.pdf

 

 

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