Home/Resources/Articles related to DC:0-5™

Articles related to DC:0-5™

The following articles address various topics related to the development and use of the DC:0–5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood.

Eating and Feeding Disorders in the First Five Years of Life: Revising the DC:0-3R Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood and Rational for the New DC:0-5 Proposed Criteria

This article by Miri Keren addresses the process that the Diagnostic Classification Task Force in developing DC:0-5 undertook in reviewing major studies and reviews published in the last decade and reports and input from clinicians’ surveys in articulating eating disorders in DC:0-5.

Building a Solid Platform for DC:0-5

A commentary by Robert N. Emde (Chair of DC:0-3R Task Force) reviewing the articles which focused on DC:0-5 in the Infant Mental Health Journal Vol. 37(5) September-October 2016, and commenting on making use of the new DC:0-5 classification system in the field and across cultures.

Symptom Presentations and Classification of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood: Application to DC:0-5

This article by Timothy Soto, Ivy Giserman Kiss, and Alice S. Carter describes early Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptom presentation and outlines the rationale for defining a new disorder, Early Atypical Autism Spectrum Disorder (EA-ASD) to accompany ASD in DC:0-5.

Defining Relational Pathology in Early Childhood: The DC:0-5 Approach

In this article, Charles H. Zeanah and Alicia Lieberman address the relational focus of DC:0-5, especially through Axis II: Relational Context whereby DC:0-5 examines not only the key dyadic relationships of the child, but also the characterization of the network of family relationships in which the child develops.

Categorical Diagnosis of Extreme Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, and Inattention in Very Young Children

This article, by Mary Margaret Gleason and Kathryn L. Humphryes, reviews the diagnostic criteria and rational for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Overactivity Disorder of Toddlerhood (OADT) in DC:0-5.


Related Resources


We need your support now more than ever to ensure all babies have access to the quality care, services and support they need to thrive.