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Proposed changes for substance use and gambling disorders in DSM-5: impact on assessment and treatment in the UK

  • Nancy M. Petry (a1), Henrietta Bowden-Jones (a2) and Sanju George (a3)
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In the USA, DSM-5 is scheduled for publication in 2013. It is likely to include some substantial changes to the diagnosis of substance use disorders and pathological gambling. This paper reviews the proposed changes to these diagnoses and their potential impact on diagnosis, treatment and research of these disorders in the UK.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Nancy M. Petry (npetry@uchc.edu)
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N.M.P. is a member of the DSM-5 Substance-Related Disorders Work Group.

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Proposed changes for substance use and gambling disorders in DSM-5: impact on assessment and treatment in the UK

  • Nancy M. Petry (a1), Henrietta Bowden-Jones (a2) and Sanju George (a3)
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