As of August 1, the EPPP began introducing changes from the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as DSM-5 for short.
DSM-5 represents an opportunity to better integrate neuroscience and the wealth of findings from neuroimaging, genetics, and cognitive research that have emerged over the past several decades, all of which are vital to diagnosis and treatment. It also establishes a common language for researchers to study the criteria for potential future revisions and to aid in the development of medications and other interventions.
At the same time, however, there has been a great deal of uneasiness about DSM-5, particularly how it will impact the EPPP.
As I visit the EPPP forums and chat-groups, I find many people worried about DSM-5. What are the changes? How will I learn them? How will it affect the EPPP? Is everything I learned before about mental illnesses suspect and unreliable? Are my test-preparation materials up to date with DSM-5?
These questions are as important to us at TSM as they are for you. That is why our team of researchers have spent many months gathering data about DSM-5 to incorporate into our EPPP test preparation materials. In fact, we anticipated these changes back in 2013 and were the EPPP-preparation company to include EPPP Test Questions for DSM-5 in its program.
Our quick incorporation of DSM-5 criteria reflects our continued commitment to preserving a 94% pass rate. Moverover, our team of TSM researchers will continue to work to update our EPPP preparation materials so that they constantly reflect the latest changes in the field.