Current viewpoints on DSM-5 in Japan

Toshihide Kuroki, Makoto Ishitobi, Yoko Kamio, Genichi Sugihara, Toshiya Murai, Keisuke Motomura, Kazuyoshi Ogasawara, Hiroyuki Kimura, Branko Aleksic, Norio Ozaki, Tomohiro Nakao, Kazuo Yamada, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Nobuo Kiriike, Toshio Ishikawa, Chiharu Kubo, Chiaki Matsunaga, Hisatsugu Miyata, Takashi Asada, Shigenobu Kanba

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The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was published in 2013, and its official Japanese version was published in 2014. The Japanese Government uses classifications from the 10th revision of the I nternational C lassification of D iseases (ICD-10) to categorize disorders and determine treatment fees. However, since the publication of the DSM-III, the use of the DSM system has become prevalent in research and educational settings in Japan. In addition to traditional psychiatry, both the ICD and the DSM are taught by many Japanese medical schools, and virtually all clinical research and trials refer to the DSM to define targeted disorders. Amid the current backdrop in which the reputation of the DSM-5 is being established, the editorial board of P sychiatry and C linical N eurosciences has asked Japanese experts across 12 specialties to examine the structure of the DSM-5, including the following categories: Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Obsessive–Compulsive Disorders, Somatic Symptom Disorder, Eating Disorders, Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders, Gender Dysphoria, and Neurocognitive Disorders. Although opinions were only obtained from these selected experts, we believe that we have succeeded, to a certain extent, in presenting views that are representative of each specialty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-393
Number of pages23
JournalPsychiatry and clinical neurosciences
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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