DSM-V draft open for comments until April 20, 2010

The long-awaited draft of the DSM-V was released Feb. 10, giving critics more than three years to grouse before the scheduled publication in May 2013 – but only two months to offer initial suggestions for revisions. The draft of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) is open for […]

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  • RxP bill passes in Oregon legislature

    Prescription authority for properly trained psychologists was approved in the last week of February by both houses of the Oregon legislature. The Oregonian newspaper reported that the bill underwent extensive discussion by a work group made up of medical and psychological experts. The bill passed the Senate 18-11 and the House 48-9. Psychologists would not […]

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  • Louisiana RxP psychologist defends regulatory change

    Editor’s Note: In an article in the January/February edition of The National Psychologist, some psychologists in Louisiana expressed concern that a change transferring oversight of “medical psychologists” to the state medical board threatens the autonomy of non-prescribing psychologists. The following is a response from a leader of the MP movement. In 2009, Louisiana’s legislature overwhelmingly […]

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