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Clarification of the DSM-5 Revisions by the Substance Use Disorders Work Group

by: NCRG Staff | May 19, 2013

To coincide with the release of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the APA developed a conference track consisting of more than 10 sessions to educate clinicians about the changes to the new diagnostic code. The first session, titled “Substance Use Disorders in DSM-5,” featured leaders of the DSM-5 work group in charge of substance use and related conditions who presented an overview of the DSM-5 changes and some of the controversies the committee faced when reviewing the new manual.

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American Psychiatric Association Releases DSM-5

by: NCRG Staff | May 18, 2013

DSM-5 panel
Drs. Lieberman, Kupfer and Regier announce the launch of the DSM-5

As the release of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) looms, more than 13,000 psychiatrists descended upon San Francisco, Calif. For the APA, the first order of business was to launch the DSM-5 and answer the many questions about the revisions – and controversy – of this much-anticipated publication.

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Want to learn more about the DSM-5 and this year's APA meeting? The NCRG has it covered!

by: NCRG Staff | May 17, 2013

Visit the NCRG at APA - Booth #2128Today, the NCRG staff is traveling to San Francisco to prepare for the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) annual meeting. The buildup for this event is coming to a peak as the APA releases their highly anticipated fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5) on May 21. Christine Reilly, Nathan Smith and Amy Kugler will be on-site to provide the latest information about DSM-5 revisions, updates from the conference and insights from the conference sessions.

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Help the NCRG Recognize Excellence: Submit a Nomination for the 2013 NCRG Scientific Achievement Award

by: NCRG Staff | May 16, 2013

Dr. Randy Stinchfield receives the 2012 Scientific Achievement AwardDo you know a pioneer in the field of research on gambling disorders? Each year, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of research on gambling disorders with the NCRG Scientific Achievement Award.  This year’s award will be presented during the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction in Las Vegas, taking place Sept. 22-24, 2013

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RDoC and DSM-5: The Future of Diagnosis

by: NCRG Staff | May 16, 2013

National Institutes of Mental HealthThe debut of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) at the upcoming APA annual meeting might be regarded as the year’s most anticipated event in the mental health field. Its release has been covered in the media, including the Washington Post and The New York Times, and experts have weighed in with their view of how this publication will impact clinicians, researchers and those diagnosed with mental disorders. However, an initiative underway for several years at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) could have more far-reaching effects on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders and addiction.

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Call for Posters at NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction

by: NCRG Staff | May 15, 2013

NCRG Conference Poster SessionDo you have new empirical research on gambling disorders that you would to share with colleagues and others interested in gambling research? If so, we encourage you to submit a poster abstract for the session on Sept. 22, 2013, at the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction.

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Apply Today for NCRG Conference Scholarships!

by: NCRG Staff | May 7, 2013

NCRG Conference on Gambling and AddictionBy now, you’ve probably marked your calendar for the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction from September 22-24 in Las Vegas. We hope you’ll put one more date on your calendar: June 15 – the deadline to apply for scholarships for the NCRG Conference!

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NCRG on the Road: March Madness

by: NCRG Staff | May 1, 2013

NCRG Communications and Outreach Manager Amy Kugler

This post was written by Amy Kugler, the NCRG’s Communications and Outreach Manager

Even though March is a great month to watch some of the ups and downs of the NCAA college basketball tournaments, those of us on staff for the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) were busy traveling to Chicago, Ill., for the seventh Annual Education Summit and to Seattle, Wash., for the first session of the 2013 NCRG Treatment Provider Workshop Series. What a busy month!

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NCRG Partners Spotlight: The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

by: NCRG Staff | Apr 26, 2013

Evergreen Council on Problem GamblingEarlier this year, the NCRG and AGA released the winter 2013 edition of Responsible Gaming Quarterly. While developing this edition of RGQ, we had the opportunity to speak in depth with members from the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling in Washington state to learn more about the organization and their 2013 initiatives.

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Download the NCRG’s White Papers on the DSM-5 and Internet Gambling

by: NCRG Staff | Apr 24, 2013

The Evolving Definition of Pathological Gambling in the DSM-5Today, the NCRG is excited to share two new resources that focus on important issues impacting the understanding, identification and treatment of gambling disorders and the development of responsible gaming strategies.

The first resource is a white paper that provides an overview of the upcoming fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and what it means for diagnosing and treating gambling disorders; the second translates the latest research on Internet gambling and its impact on gambling disorders.

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