DSM-5 Classification of Psychiatric Disorders -
Update for USMLE Step 1 Made Ridiculously Simple

 

 

The recent DSM-5 classification of psychiatric disorders contains a number of classification changes. These include:

 

The term "Mental Retardation" is now referred to as "Intellectual Disability" (Chart 7.3)

 

"Obsessive-compulsive" is no longer considered an anxiety disorder (Chart 7.13)

 

Conversion Disorder is now referred to as Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder, rather than Hysterical Neurosis (Chart 7.14).

 

Hypochondriasis is no longer classified as Illness Anxiety Disorder (Chart 7.14)

 

• You can now make a diagnosis of major depression even within two months after bereavement (Chart 7.16).