August 19, 2013
ceus for social workers The evolution of diagnosis does not mean that mental disorders are any less real and serious than other illnesses. Indeed, the science of diagnosis has been evolving throughout medicine. For example, subtypes of cancers once defined by where they occurred in the body are now classified on the basis of their underlying genetic and molecular causes. All medical disciplines advance through research progress in characterizing diseases and disorders. DSM-5 and RDoC represent complementary, not competing, frameworks for this goal. DSM-5, which will be released May 18, reflects the scientific progress seen since the manual's last edition was published in 1994. RDoC is a new, comprehensive effort to redefine the research agenda for mental illness. As research findings begin to emerge from the RDoC effort, these findings may be incorporated into future DSM revisions and clinical practice guidelines. But this is a long-term undertaking. It will take years to fulfill the promise that this research effort represents for transforming the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. By continuing to work together, our two organizations are committed to improving outcomes for people with some of the most disabling disorders in all of medicine.
August 12, 2013
Professional Counselor Continuing Education Reference Cross-Disorder Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. Genetic relationship between five psychiatric disorders estimated from genome-wide SNPs. Nature Genetics, August 11, 2013 Grants R01MH065562, R01MH43518, R01MH065554, R01MH65707, R01MH065571, R01MH65588, R01MH65578, R01MH65558 ### The mission of the NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure. For more information, visit the NIMH website. About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit the NIH website. Press Contact(s) Jules Asher NIMH Press Office 301-443-4536 NIMHPress@nih.gov More Science News about: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Autism Bipolar Disorder Depression Schizophrenia Contact the Press Office Phone: 301-443-4536 Email: NIMHpress@mail.nih.gov Press Resources Mental Health Information Statistics on Mental Disorders Summaries of Scientific Meetings Information about NIMH RePORTER: Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool Expenditures and Results PubMed Central: An Archive of Life Sciences Journals Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide News from the Field News from the Field NIMH-Funded Science on EurekAlert Teen Eating Disorders Increase Suicide Risk The Love Hormone is 2-Faced Fear Factor: Missing Brain Enzyme Leads to Abnormal Levels of Fear in Mice, Reveals New Research More news from the field... Bookmark & Share Newsletters RSS Feeds Facebook