"DSM-5 Changes and Controversies: Helpful, Problematic, or a Little Bit of Both?" Featuring Ronald Comer

Created by Elizabeth Uva Employee on Mar 27, 2015

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at This is a pre-recorded webinar

Starts at 5:00 PM ยท Ends at 6:00 PM, EST (America/New_York)

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Ronald Comer





Ron Comer will discuss the various changes that will accompany the publication of DSM-5 next month, including:

  1. Disorders with new names (e.g., "neurocognitive disorders")
  2. Disorders that are new (e.g., "binge eating disorder")
  3. New diagnostic criteria
  4. Combining several disorders into a single disorder (e.g., "autism spectrum disorder")
  5. Expanding the boundaries of "addiction" and certain other terms
  6. Disorders being considered for possible inclusion in a later DSM-5 revision (e.g., "nonsuicidal self-injury")

Professor Comer will also discuss the leading controversies surrounding the DSM-5 changes and their possible impact on treatment and public perception.




Ron Comer has been a professor in  Princeton University's Department of Psychology for almost 40 years, serving  also as Director of Clinical Psychology Studies and receiving the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching. In addition, he is a practicing clinical psychologist and consultant to a number of autism programs and family medicine residency programs.  Comer  is author of several psychology textbooks, including Abnormal Psychology(Eighth Edition  DSM-5 Update), Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology  (Seventh  Edition), and  an introductory psychology textbook, Psychology Around Us (Second Edition), as well as producer of numerous videos for courses in psychology and other fields of education.

This is a pre-recorded webinar