ICD-11 should not repeat the mistakes made by DSM-5

Br J Psychiatry. 2013 Jul;203(1):1-2. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.113.127647.


Having two systems of psychiatric diagnosis creates unnecessary confusion therefore it would be desirable to achieve increased consistency between ICD-11 and DSM-5. Unfortunately, however, DSM-5 has included many controversial suggestions that have weak scientific support and insufficient risk-benefit analysis. As a result ICD-11 should learn from the DSM-5 mistakes rather than repeating them.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders*
  • Humans
  • International Classification of Diseases*
  • Mental Disorders / classification
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis*