DSM-5-TR: What You Need to Know
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1.5 CME Credits
1.5 COP Credits

The updates to the diagnostic criteria and text in DSM-5-TR are essential to physician and non-physician behavioral health practitioners, clinicians, and counselors as well as researchers and other stakeholders in the behavioral health field. The updates allow users to stay abreast with advances in the field and how they may impact on patient diagnosis and care. As such, DSM-5-TR provide updated, streamlined, and clarified diagnostic criteria, where necessary, and updated prevalence estimates and information about risk protective factors. For example, the addition of Prolonged Grief Disorder will likely be of great value especially during the COVID time where many have lost loved ones and were not able to say goodbye and mourn in their usual way. The updates regarding culture, race, and discrimination are essential and time-sensitive and provide a steppingstone towards more culturally sensitive diagnosis and care for patients with mental and substance use disorders.


Recorded webinar, non-interactive, self-paced distance learning activity with post-test.

This presentation was recorded on February 7, 2023.

Learning Objectives

  • Review changes to criteria and the of select DSM disorders, including the rationale for including Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) in the DSM.
  • Explain the DSM revision process, including DSM-5-TR. 
  • Describe how DSM-5-TR addressed issues related to culture, race, and discrimination. 

Target Audience

Psychiatrist, Physician (non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant, other mental health clinicians

Instructional Level

Introductory, Intermediate

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.5 hours
Event Date: February 8th, 2023
Credit Claim End Date: February 8th, 2026

How to Earn Credit

After evaluating the program, participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, the American Psychiatric Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Faculty Disclosures:
  • Diana Clarke, PhD, American Psychiatric Association, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 
  • Nitin Gogtay, MD, American Psychiatric Association, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee:

  • Vishal Madaan, MD, Chief of Education, APA, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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