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Question 1: Select the true statement regarding the diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in DSM-5 as compared to DSM-IV-TR:


  1. DSM-IV-TR had 14 symptoms of ADHD, but DSM-5 added 4 more symptoms to make a total of 18 in DSM-5.

  2. Presentation specifiers have been replaced with presentation subtypes.

  3. The onset criterion has been changed from symptoms presenting before age 7-years-old to 12-years-old for the diagnosis in children.

  4. For adults, the cutoff for ADHD is 4 symptoms instead of 6.

  5. A comorbid diagnosis of ADHD with Autism Spectrum Disorder is still prohibited.


Reference: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing

NBME Psychiatry Shelf Exam Review Questions and Practice Tests

Psychiatry Shelf Question Bank and training for the Psychiatry clerkship rotation. Questions are targeted to the NBME Psychiatry Subject Exam, or “shelf exams” as they are colloquially referred to. Included are Psychiatry multiple choice questions (MCQ), vignettes, and long form questions. Each question includes an explanation.


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