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DSM-5: a collection of psychiatrist views on the changes, controversies, and future directions

  • Charles B Nemeroff1,
  • Daniel Weinberger2,
  • Michael Rutter3,
  • Harriet L MacMillan4,
  • Richard A Bryant5,
  • Simon Wessely6,
  • Dan J Stein7,
  • Carmine M Pariante8,
  • Florian Seemüller9,
  • Michael Berk10, 11,
  • Gin S Malhi12, 13,
  • Martin Preisig14,
  • Martin Brüne15 and
  • Paul Lysaker16, 17
BMC Medicine201311:202

Received: 26 July 2013

Accepted: 16 August 2013

Published: 12 September 2013

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26 Jul 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Aug 2013 Author responded Author comments - Sabina Alam
Resubmission - Version 2
16 Aug 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Aug 2013 Editorially accepted
12 Sep 2013 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-11-202

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami
Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuroscience and The Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Lieber Institute for Brain Development
MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Department of Pediatrics, Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University
School of Psychology, University of New South Wales
Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, Weston Education Centre
Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital
Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilian-University
IMPACT Strategic Research Centre, School of Medicine, Deakin University, Barwon Health
Department of Psychiatry, Orygen Research Centre and the Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne
Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
CADE Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, Royal North Shore Hospital
Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Lausanne
Division of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry and Psychiatric Preventive Medicine, LWL University Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum
Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine