Accurate info on DSM 5 changes, anyone?
January 19, 2014 7:53 AM   Subscribe

Hi, I don't want to fork out for it really as have just a few enquiries. Does anyone know, for sure if personality disorders are still in clusters???? Wiki says yes but I'd like to double check. Are the axes gone? Why did everyone hate axes so much? I have found a few great articles online but mainly written before it came out. Thanks
posted by tanktop to Work & Money (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I havent been to a dsm v training yet. I'm about to take the lcsw and dont want to confuse myself. However there are many trainings that are out there to give an accurate description of what the changes to the dsm v provides links to free sources that may have your answer.
posted by AlexiaSky at 8:09 AM on January 19, 2014

One option could be to go to a bookstore and look at the DSM-V in person. Or purchase one from Amazon.
posted by kdern at 8:35 AM on January 19, 2014

Axes are gone, I believe. At the training I attended the presenter said it was in part so people couldn't be denied treatment on the basis of their diagnosis not being Axis 1.
posted by mlle valentine at 8:47 AM on January 19, 2014 [2 favorites]

Yes, the axis system is gone. Nothing else about the personality disorders has changed (the clusters or the disorders themselves).

There was a whole new system for describing personality disorders in terms of basic personality traits that they ALMOST switched to, but then they decided not to, so it got stuck in an appendix for future study.
posted by synchronia at 10:21 AM on January 19, 2014

Axes are indeed gone and personality disorders are still in clusters.

Source: I'm looking at my copy of the DSM 5.
posted by heathergirl at 10:22 AM on January 19, 2014 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: Great help. Thanks :)
posted by tanktop at 1:25 PM on January 19, 2014

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