View Full Version : Ideas for updates to future versions of the DSM.


mildadhd
08-14-17, 10:37 PM
This thread is not meant to deny the importance of the current DSM, or the existence of AD(H)D.

As we know sometimes older versions of the DSM are updated.

This thread is meant to give people who have AD(H)D a chance to express and support any update ideas in regards to future versions of the DSM.

Never know maybe someone who is involved in updating the future versions of the DSM will read our posts get some good ideas?






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daveddd
08-14-17, 10:43 PM
not a personal opinion, but oddly barkley, brown and several other of the best adhd researchers have been arguing to no avail to get the importance of emotion in adhd in the dsm

not sure the exact words theyre looking for, or why it hasnt happened

namazu
08-14-17, 10:45 PM
Here's some information on the process of updating the DSM in the future.

"Psychiatry's list of disorders needs real-time updates" (https://www.printfriendly.com/print?source=homepage&url_s=uGGCF_%7E_PdN_%7E_PcS_%7E_PcSJJJmFGnGArJFmpB z_%7E_PcScabg_%7E_PcSbc_%7E_PcSbc_%7E_PcSCFLpuvnGE L-qFz-HCqnGr_%7E_PcS) by Michael B. First in STAT, December 12, 2016

They're planning to incorporate changes as they become justified, rather than waiting to revise the whole thing all at once (as they did in the past). How this will look in practice remains to be seen...

mildadhd
08-15-17, 12:15 AM
The first idea I would like to propose is some brackets around the "H" when writing "AD(H)D", in the DSM.

To represent all people with AD(H)D, when they appear to be feeling hyperactive and when they are not.











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mildadhd
01-19-18, 01:46 PM
The first idea I would like to propose is some brackets around the "H" when writing "AD(H)D", in the DSM.

To represent all people with AD(H)D, when they appear to be feeling hyperactive and when they are not.



Update.

I would like to change my first idea.



In my second idea I propose the letters ADHD in the DSM be updated to stand for Attention Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder.

To represent the hypoactive dopaminergic system in all people who have ADHD.



Attention Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder — Predominantly Inattentive (ADHD-PI)

Attention Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder — Combined (ADHD-C)

Attention Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder — Predominately Hyperactive/Impusive (ADHD-H/I)







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psychopathetic
01-19-18, 02:01 PM
Are there any known updates coming to ADHD in the next one?

Honestly...I like where it's at with the ADHD-PI and ADHD. I'd like it to go back to ADD and ADHD though personally. (will never happen, I know).

sarahsweets
01-19-18, 02:45 PM
To represent the hypoactive dopaminergic system in all people who have ADHD.
is this a fact? I've never heard of it before now.

psychopathetic
01-19-18, 02:57 PM
Isn't Hypo...the opposite of what adhd is though? Hypoactive is being under-active.
I'm confused, though that really doesn't take much haha.

To me...using the term "Hypo" just seems to confuse things even further then they already are.

mildadhd
01-19-18, 03:32 PM
Isn't Hypo...the opposite of what adhd is though? Hypoactive is being under-active.
I'm confused, though that really doesn't take much haha.

To me...using the term "Hypo" just seems to confuse things even further then they already are.

Hypoactive means underactive.

In other words, we all have underactive dopaminergic systems.

In other other words, we all have underaroused dopaminergic systems.

Top down symptoms of ADHD are the results of us having bottom up hypoactive dopaminergic systems.



What causes bottom up hypoactive dopaminergic systems is the question?




I started a new thread, to explore the question, “What causes bottom up hypoactive dopaminergic systems?”

http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1982095#post1982095










mildadhd