The American Psychiatric Association started a two year negotiation process Tuesday, as it heard proposals for the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). Columbia psychiatry professor Michael First edited the manual's fourth edition and he is critical of some of the proposals.
We hear about the proposals and why Dr. First is against some of them. One proposed change is to the characterization of bipolar disorder in children. Susan Resko is the mother of a bipolar child and the executive director of the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, and she shares with us how such a change will affect children diagnosed as bipolar.