Arlington, Va.-- There have been a number of erroneous reports in the media indicating that the American Psychiatric Association is planning to add "compulsive shopping disorder" to the list of approved mental disorders. We would like to correct this misinformation.
At this time, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has no plans to add compulsive shopping to the list of mental disorders in the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V), due for publication in 2010. In addition, APA is not altering the current edition, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), to include compulsive shopping as a disorder.
The DSM is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals and provides clear, objective descriptions of mental illnesses, based upon scientific research. It has evolved into a carefully constructed, numerical index of mental illnesses grouped by categories and sub-categories
Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H., Director, American Psychiatric Association's Division of Research who coordinates development of the DSM states, "at this time there are no plans or processes set up to add compulsive shopping to the list of mental disorders in the next edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders."
Page: 1 Related medicine news :1
Contact: Laurie Oseran
American Psychiatric Association
. Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act2
. Definition of persistent vegetative state available from American Academy of Neurology3
. African-American women with endometrial cancer have more aggressive cancer than Caucasian women4
. New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans5
. American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)6
. Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans7
. Researchers say breast cancer in Africa may provide clues to the disease in African-Americans8
. Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke9
. Awards & fellowships at the International & American Association for Dental Research General Session10
. American Academy of Neurology presents 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach11
. News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology