Since the next major revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will not appear until 2013 (i.e., at least 18 years after DSM-IV was published in 1994), a text revision of DSM-IV, called DSM-IV-TR, was published in July 2000. The primary goal of DSM-IV-TR was to maintain the currency of the DSM-IV text, which reflected the empirical literature up to 1992. Thus, most of the major changes in DSM-IV-TR were confined to the descriptive text. Changes were made to a handful of criteria sets in order to correct errors identified in DSM-IV. In addition, some of the diagnostic codes were changed to reflect updates to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) coding system adopted by the U.S. government.
To learn more about DSM-IV-TR, please see the links below:
DSM-IV vs. DSM-IV-TR
DSM-IV-TR Coding Updates Since 2000
DSM-ICD Coding Crosswalk
DSM in Other Languages
The next edition of the DSM, DSM-5, is not scheduled for publication until May 2013. More information about the DSM revision process and the current activities in planning for the development of DSM-5 are available at www.dsm5.org.