An A to Z guide to DSM-IV conundrums

J Abnorm Psychol. 1991 Aug;100(3):407-12.


The work on the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) poses many puzzling conundrums that touch on complicated and important theoretical and practical issues. None of these can be resolved in the DSM-IV, but we hope that the Task Force's decisions will be informed by thorough reviews of the currently available evidence and extensive input from all sectors of the mental health field. In this article we provide an alphabetical guide to DSM-IV conundrums that we hope will stimulate comments, suggestions, and criticisms about the work of the Task Force.

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / classification*
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis
  • Mental Disorders / psychology
  • Personality Disorders / classification
  • Personality Disorders / diagnosis
  • Personality Disorders / psychology
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / statistics & numerical data*
  • Psychometrics