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From DSM to ICD


This resource page is part of two Online Courses:
DSM-5: Diagnoses Seen in Movies: Using Movies to Understand Common DSM Diagnoses
DSM-5 - Friend or Foe? A Comprehensive Breakdown of Changes and Controversies

October 1, 2016 DSM-5 & ICD-10-CM Coding

Sept./2016 Revised DSM by American Psychiatric Association

Change in ICD-10-CM codes as of 10/1/16 by American Psychiatric Association

Diagnostic Coding and ICD-10-CM by American Psychological Association

ICD-10-CM: From DSM-5 & ICD-9 to ICD-10-CM

Question and Answer about the ICD-10 from the APA Practice Organization!

Are you ready for ICD-10-CM? APA

What You Need to Know About DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM Psychiatric Times

The Transition from DSM-5 to ICD-10

ICD-10 Checklist for Therapists in Private Practice. Are you ready for Oct. 1?

WHO: ICD-10 Classification of Mental Disorders


Countdown to Change DSM-5 and ICD-10

The original printing DSM-5 contains some errors regarding to ICD codes. For corrections, go to ICD Coding Update, Supplement to DSM-5

Road to 10 & Countdown, CMS Resources

Quick Guide, by ApA

Understanding ICD-10-CM and DSM-5: A Quick Guide for Psychiatrists and Other Mental Health Clinicians

CDC - International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM)

YouTube Videos on the Transition to ICD-10

What is ICD-10

ICD 10 Coding Basics

The basic of ICD-10 Coding

How to convert ICD-9 to ICD-10 using Medisoft

For more videos: Search ICD-10 on YouTube

General Information about the DSM-5

American Psychiatric Association: DSM-5 development: Frequently asked questions.

American Psychiatric Association: Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5.

American Psychiatric Association: DSM - History of the manual.

American Psychiatric Association: DSM-5 - The Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis.

American Psychiatric Association: The people behind the DSM-5.

American Psychiatric Association: American Psychiatric Association releases DSM-5 - Publication of diagnostic manual culminates 14-year development process.

American Psychiatric Association: Online Assessment Measures.

American Psychiatric Association: Important Coding Corrections.

DSM-5 Field Trials Posted Online by AJP.

Grohol, J. M. & Tartakovsky, M. S: DSM-5 Resource Guide.

General Critique of the DSM-5


Frances, A. (2013). Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5 - Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life.New York: William Morrow.

Frances, A. (2013). Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis - Responding to the Challenge of DSM-5. New York: Guilford Press.

Greenberg, G. (2013). The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry. New York: Blue Rider Press.

Paris, J. (2013). The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5. New York: Oxford University Press.


The Americanization of Mental Illness

Boycott DSM-5 Statement

Boycott on our FB page

Boycott info website

Boycott: additional articles

Breggin, P.R., M.D. on Pychiatric Drug Facts

Carney, J.: 1984 Revisited - The New DSM.

Carney, J.: DSM-5 Boycott Launched!

Carney, J.: The DSM-5 Field Trials: Inter-Rater Reliability Ratings Take a Nose Dive.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-profit dedicated to investigating and exposing psychiatric violations of human rights.

Critical Statement by the director of National Institute for Mental Health (NIHM), Thomas Insel.

The Dirtiest Word in the DSM

Frances, A.: DSM-5 Field Trials Discredit APA.

Frances, A.: DSM 5 Is Guide Not Bible - Ignore Its Ten Worst Changes.

Frances, A.: Is Government Intervention Needed to Prevent an Unsafe DSM 5?

Frances, A.: DSM 5 Boycotts and Petitions.

Frances, A.: Is Not Following Doctor's Orders a Mental Disorder?

Frances, A.: DSM 5 Boycotts and Petitions - Too many, too sectarian.

Frances, A.: Why DSM 5 Won't Meet The Press. It Is Counting On A Captive Audience.

Frances, A.: Price Gouging: Why Will DSM-5 Cost $199 a Copy? Because it thinks it has a monopoly but probably doesn't.

Frances, A.: Sunday Dialogue - Defining Mental Illness. Readers React.

Frances, A.: Does DSM-5 Have a Captive Audience?

Frances, A.: NIMH vs DSM-5: No One Wins, Patients Lose.

Frances, A.: The Inmates Seem to Have Taken Over the Asylum.

Frances, A.: The International Reaction to DSM-5.

Frances, A.: One manual shouldn't dictate US mental health research.

Frances, A.: DSM-5: Where Do We Go From Here?

Frances, A.: The New Crisis in Confidence in Psychiatric Diagnosis.

Frances, A.: The Role of Biological Tests in Psychiatric Diagnosis.

Frances, A.: Is Criticism of DSM-5 'Anti-psychiatry'?

Frances, A.: DSM-5 Writing Mistakes Will Cause Great Confusion.

Frances, A. & Spitzer, R.: To the APA Board of Trustees.

Friedman, R. A.: The Book Stops Here.

Genova, P, M.D. Dump the DSM

How doctors think. Medical mistakes in Diagnosis

The Illusions of Psychiatry

Insel, T. R.: Director's Blog. (National Institute for Mental Health)

International DSM-5 Response Committee to campaign to block DSM's May release.

Kinderman, P.: 'Grief and anxiety are not mental illnesses'.

Psychiatrists, MDs & Psychologists—No Medical Test Exists for Any "Mental Disorder".

Radical Therapy, Critical Theory, and Antipsychiatry: Bibliography

Sandeen, A.: Dr. Robert Spitzer - DSM-5 process can hardly be described as 'transparent' and 'open'.

Statement of Concern was opened by a committee of 40 prominent psychologists, psychiatrists, other professionals, and representatives of service users' organizations from seven countries, including Australia and New Zealand. Their press release is titled: International Mental Health Experts Call for Boycott of DSM-5.

Thomas Szasz, MD on psychiatric diagnosis and mental Illness

Zur, O., Nordmarken, N.: DSM: Diagnosing for Money and Power Summary of the Critique of the DSM.

Critique by Diagnosis


Frances, A.: Will the DSM-5 Reduce Rates of Autism?

Frances, A.: Two Fatal Technical Flaws in the DSM-5 Definition of Autism.

Greenfield, B.: How Will the New Definition of Autism in DSM-5 Affect Children? Parents, Advocates Anxious Over Changes.

Hill, N.: Autism Awareness: Changes in DSM-5.

Jabr, F.: By the Numbers: Autism Is Not a Math Problem.

Lohr, W. D. & Tanguay, P.: DSM-5 and Proposed Changes to the Diagnosis of Autism. Pediatric Annals.

Scrowley: APA approves diagnostic changes to DSM-5 autism definition.

Willingham, E.: New DSM criteria for autism: Who will be left behind?

Wilson, C.E., et al.: Comparison of ICD-10R, DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5 in an Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Clinic.


Hill, N.: Autism Awareness: Changes in DSM-5.

Jabr, F.: By the Numbers: Autism Is Not a Math Problem.

Malcom, L.: What happens when Asperger's no longer exists?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD:

Hickey, P. In DSM-5, A-D-H-D Still Spells Misbehavior.

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder:

Axelson D. et al.: Examining the proposed disruptive mood dysregulation disorder diagnosis in children in the Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms study.

Cambpell, H.: In Defense of DSM-5 Making Tantrums A Mental Disorder.


Frances. A.: Normal Grief vs Depression In DSM5.

Grief is agony, but let's not call it a mental illness.

Grief over DSM-5 Depression Criteria. (2013).

Gup, T.: Diagnosis: Human.

Noel, S.: Good Grief: Why the DSM-5 Is Wrong About Bereavement and Depression.

Fetishes Disorders:

Fetishes and the DSM: When Is a Kink a Mental Health Issue?

Somatic Symptom Disorder:

Bernard, T.: Physical Illnesses May Soon Be Labeled Mental Disorder.

Chapman, S.: Somatic Symptom Disorder could capture millions more under mental health diagnosis.

Den Broeder, G.: The new somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 risks mislabeling many people as mentally ill.

Frances, A.: Mislabeling Medical Illness As Mental Disorder.

Frances, A.: Bad News - DSM 5 Refuses to Correct Somatic Symptom Disorder.

Frances, A.: Why Did DSM 5 Botch Somatic Symptom Disorder?

Gross, M.: Has the manual gone mental?

King, S. A.: The new somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 risks mislabeling many people as mentally ill.

Binge Eating Disorder:

Hanlon, P.: DSM-5 To Include Binge Eating Disorder.

Female Sexual Dysfunction:

Frances, A.: Female Sexual Dysfunction: A Case of Pharma Disease Mongering.

Gender Dysphoria:

Johnson, L.: From disorder to dysphoria: transgender identity and the DSM-5.

Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders:

Jabr, F.: The Newest Edition of Psychiatry's "Bible," the DSM-5, Is Complete.

Moran, M.: Gambling Disorder to Be Included in Addictions Chapter.

Davey, M.: Cannabis disorders less likely to be diagnosed.

Paraphilic Disorders:

Gray. E.: Sexual Fetishes Likely Still Included In DSM-5 -- But Not Necessarily As Mental Illnesses.

Keenan, J.: We're Kinky, Not Crazy - Including "paraphilic disorders" in the DSM V is redundant, unscientific, and stigmatizing.

Pappas, S.: What's Crazy? Sexual Fetishes Spur Psychiatric Manual Controversy.

DSM V: The Controversy

On DSM V - General:

DSM-5 Controversies

Responses to the Critique of the DSM-5

Grohol, J. M.: Some Empty Arguments against the DSM-5.

Grohol, J. M.: You Do Make a Difference in the DSM-5.

Grohol, J. M.: DSM-5 Published, 'Critical Guidebook for Clinicians'.

Kupfer, D. J.: Statement by David Kupfer, MD

Wakefield, J.C. & First, M. B.: Validity of the bereavement exclusion to major depression: does the empirical evidence support the proposal to eliminate the exclusion in DSM-5?

DSM-5 and Psychopharmacological Companies

Drug Company Profits Set to Increase from Additions to DSM-5

Corporate Interests Behind WebMD's Friendly, Free Advice.
"....For example, in 2010, no matter how you answered one of its questionnaires, WebMD diagnosed you with depression and “linked you to a river of pills."

Critique of Psychopharmacological Industry and Medicating Psychiatrists

Is psychiatry committing 'professional suicide'?

Antipsychotic Prescriptions in Children Have Skyrocketed: Study

Top 10 Drug Company Settlements: Multibillion-dollar settlements against big drug companies have become all too common in recent years. Here's a rogues gallery of the worst offenders.

Psychiatric Drugs Facts by Dr. Peter Bregin

Help Shape the Future of Mental Health Diagnosis

MOOC: Massive Open Online Conversation was set up to provide an interactive website to bring together concerned clinicians and the public in order to give voice to the many different perspectives about psychiatric diagnosis.

Insurance Reimbursement & DSM-5

From American Psychiatric Association

American Psychiatric Association: DSM-5 - Insurance Implications of DSM-5.

American Psychiatric Association: How quickly will insurance companies be able to transition to DSM-5?

ApA Answers Insurance-Related Questions About DSM-5

Insurance Implications of DSM-5

Additional Resources

United Behavioral Health (UBH) Industry Changes: Diagnostic Code Sets - SDSM-5 and ICD-10, FAQ Ap./2013

Does DSM 5 Have a Captive Audience? No. DSM 5 codes are not needed for insurance reimbursement By Allen J. Frances, M.D.

The DSM-5 and ICD-10 By Barbara Griswold, LMFT

The Effect of the Inclusion of Binge Eating Disorder in the DSM-5 By J. Dolores

DSM-5 and Forensic Psychology & Forensic Evaluations

Forensic Implications of the DSM-5

Lawyers worry new measure of mental retardation could prompt more executions

From DSM-I to DSM-5 in the Legal System: Mental Illness Issues in the Courtroom

DSM-5 and forensic psychology

Apps for DSM-5

SM-5 iPhone & iPad App

Apps for Androids:
DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria, Apps for Androids

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DSM: Diagnoses Seen in Movies


Cape, G.S. (2003), Addiction, stigma and movies. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia. 107, 163-169.

Engstrom, Fritz (2004). Movie Clips for Creative Mental Health Education. Plainview, NY: Wellness Reproduction and Publishing.

Gabbard, Glenn O.; Gabbard, Krin (1999). Psychiatry and the Cinema. London, England: American Psychiatric Press, 1999.

Gabbard, Glenn O. (2001). Psychoanalysis & Film. London, England: H. Karnac.

Gabbard, Glenn O. (2002). The Psychology of The Sopranos: Love, Death, Desire, and Betrayal in America’s Favorite Gangster Family. New York: Basic Books.

Robinson David (2003). Reel Psychiatry: Movie Portrayals of Psychiatric Conditions. Port Huron, Michigan: Rapid Psychler Press.

Wedding, Danny, & Niemiec, Ryan M. (2014). Movies & Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathology (4th revised and edited edition). Boston, MA: Hogrefe Publishing.

Wedding, D., & Niemiec, R. (2003). The clinical use of films in psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology 59, 207-215.


Categorized movie suggestions are available on

Therapeutic Themes and Relevant Movies

Films Illustrating Psychopathology

Psychology and Movies

List of films featuring mental disorders

10 Best Movies About Substance Abuse

The Best Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Movies

Movies about Depression

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