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Washington Psychiatrist Magazine
Spring 2014 Issue


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The hard lives - and high suicide rate - of Native American children on reservations
Reconnecting Mind and Body in Contemporary Health Systems

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On the Road to ICD-10: Understanding the relationship between DSM-V and ICD-10
On October 1, 2014, ICD-10 will replace ICD-9. There has been much publicity regarding the major changes and many new diagnositic codes that ICD-10 brings. How will ICD-10 effect our diagnostic codes for mental health disorders? Darrel Regier, M.D., MPH, Vice-Chair, DSM-5 Task Force and William Narrow, M.D., M.P.H., Research Director, DSM-5 Task Force, have prepared a brief, easy-to-read synopsis about the relationship between ICD-10 and DSM-5. In short, ICD-10 codes have been imbedded into DSM-V. As a result, the pain and challenge of transitioning to ICD-10 has been considerably eased for mental health care providers. For more details, follow this link:
http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/Understanding%20ICD%2002-21-14%20FINAL.pdf

Submitted by Elizabeth Morrison, M.D., DFAPA
Assembly Representative

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