ICD-10: What You Need to Know

On October 1, 2015, you had to start using ICD-10 codes for reporting diagnoses in order to get paid by insurance companies. But what does ICD-10 mean, how does it relate to DSM-5, and what does a practicing clinician need to know about it?

The Autism Diagnostic Shuffle

Let’s look at the three most important benchmarks in autism diagnosis history.


Unfortunately, children are exposed to traumatic events—isolated ones such as natural disasters or serious accidents, and recurring traumas such as domestic violence and sexual abuse. However, throughout history, most people didn’t believe that children experienced lasting psychic trauma as a result of these events.

Research Update

The DSM-5 Field Trials: What They Mean for Child Psychiatry

In advance of the official release of DSM-5 this May, the field trial data has been reported in three papers in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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Diagnostic Comorbidity in DSM-5: More of the Same [Free Article]

Child Psychiatry in DSM-5 - The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report (CCPR)

The epidemic of psychiatric comorbidity has been a problem since DSM-III appeared way back in 1980. Not much has been done to improve this area in the subsequent editions of the manual.