Report: DSM-5 Changes — Implications for Child Serious Emotional Disturbance

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report (PDF, 73 pages) describes the differences between the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-IV and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria that could affect national estimates of childhood serious emotional disturbance. The report also provides a description of DSM-5 updates that have been made, or are being made, to existing diagnostic instruments and screeners of childhood emotional and behavioral health. Learn more (PDF, 73 pages).