The DSM-V is slated to be published in 2013 and one can expect that there will be many changes to the criteria of psychiatric disorders. Some will be minor and others major. The reader can access these proposals by clicking here. Then one can scroll to the different dis­orders and proposed changes.
I have realized in talking to my patients and their families that many are unaware that we are still at the stage of pro­posals for changes and nothing is definite. None-the-less, I want now to address two proposed changes that I think will have much impact on my practice. One proposal would eliminate Aspergerís Disorder as a subtype of Autistic Spectrum Disorders and the other is the introduction of a new category titled: Temper Dysregulation Disorder With Dysphoria.