, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 21-23
Date: 03 Feb 2010

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: out of the appendix

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Both the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) are in development to produce revised diagnostic categories and updated diagnostic coding. Optimally, the new classification systems would increase the ability to match DSM codes with ICD codes for mental disorders. In general, the process for updating psychiatric disorders in DSM-V involves literature reviews, research plans for field trials, secondary data analyses and revision of the DSM-IV-TR text. The DSM has traditionally utilized a categorical classification system of disorders, and there is consideration of classifying disorders along symptom dimensions. Controversies exist about the addition of new disorders (e.g. internet addiction) and removal of current disorders (e.g. gender identity disorder). The approach planned for updating premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in DSM-V has not been revealed. Currently the “Research Criteria for Premenstrual