DSM-5 Changes — Implications for Child Serious Emotional Disturbance
This report 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.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Department of Health and Human Services