The National Institute for Mental Health has launched a plan to replace the DSM-5 with a new “Research Domain Criteria (RDoC)” project. Stating that the DSM is little more than a dictionary, that the DSM criteria are unreliable, and that those diagnosed with mental disorders “deserve better”, NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel made the announcement this past week. With its 1.5 billion dollar budget, NIMH is the major source of mental health research in the United States.
To see the complete NIMH announcement go to http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/index-nimh.shtml
For more information on the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project go to http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/rdoc/index.shtml