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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Barbara Wolfe chosen as work group member to develop DSM-V

Barbara Wolfe, professor and director of the Center for Nursing Research, has been selected by the American Psychiatric Association to serve as a work group member to help develop the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), the foremost manual used worldwide by psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to diagnose mental disorders.

Barbara Wolfe, professor and director of the Center for Nursing Research, has been selected by the American Psychiatric Association to serve as a work group member to help develop the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), the foremost manual used worldwide by psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to diagnose mental disorders. Wolfe, whose research focuses on the psychobiology of eating disorders, will serve as a member of the Eating Disorders Work Group. The work group members are composed of world-renowned researchers and clinicians who will review scientific advances and examine new research since the manual was last updated, a process that will continue over the next four years.