Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Survey to Assess Clinician Attitudes and Usage of the DSM

Instructions to survey:

Although it has been 35 years since the publication of DSM-III, there is surprisingly little information about how DSM is used by clinicians in actual practice. Thus, changes to DSM-5 were made without the benefit of having a “baseline” assessment of clinicians’ perceptions about its strengths and weaknesses and how they are actually using it in their clinical practice. Given the continued primary importance of improving the clinical utility of the DSM along with APA’s plans for interim revisions to the DSM-5 (e.g., DSM-5.1, DSM-5.2, etc). we are conducting a survey of clinician’s attitudes and usage of the DSM in order to facilitate future improvements to the clinical utility of the DSM. We would therefore appreciate your cooperation in answering these five items regarding your usage of the DSM-IV or DSM-5 in clinical practice.