Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

Department of Biostatistics Seminar/Workshop: What Did/Does/Will "Statistical" Mean in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V)?

Lois Curtis

Date: May 13, 2009

Time: 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Location: 1220 Medical Research Building III


Helena Chmura Kraemer, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry (Emerita), Stanford University; Visiting Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

DSM is the accepted standard of psychiatric diagnosis, particularly in the U.S., currently undergoing the revision to be called DSM-V. The inclusion of the term "statistical" in the titles of DSM-I and DSM-II reflected only the fact that the original intent was to develop a classification in order to count cases, not that any statisticians were involved. However, with DSM-III, statistical considerations, particularly those associated with methods to establish reliability and perhaps validity, began to influence DSM. In DSM-IV, meta-analysis came into play. The first conference in preparation for DSM-V revisions focused completely on statistical issues. Dr. Kraemer was a consultant for DSM-IV and is on the Task Force for DSM-V, and will discuss directions and influences that biostatistical considerations may have in the DSM future.

No registration requred.

Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Statistics and Methodology Core, the School of Nursing, the Department of Biostatistics, and the Department of Psychiatry.

For more information on this presentation, contact Diane Kolb via email or 343-2227.

For more information on the other presentations by Dr. Kraemer, click on the Event Flyer link below.