DSM -V Expert Comment Available

TORONTO, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Today the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) will be released. Created in 1952 by the American Psychiatric Association, the DSM provides descriptions and symptoms of mental illness and is used by health care professionals all over the world to diagnose mental illness.

CAMH has experts available for comment on the DSM-V and what changes mean for the treatment of mental health.

Dr. David Goldbloom, CAMH Senior Medical Advisor and Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Dr. Benoit Mulsant, CAMH Physician-in-Chief

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

SOURCE: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

For further information:

Media Contact: Michael Torres, CAMH Media Relations (416) 595 6015 or media@camh.ca


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