Read the ADAA letter below to the DSM-5 Committee, and make your comments known. 
ADAA questions the recommendations that posttraumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder be reclassified outside of anxiety disorders and that agoraphobia be separated from panic. Read more below.
June 10, 2011
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Dear DSM-5 Committee:
I am writing on behalf of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America to thank you for providing the opportunity for broad community input. We applaud the time and effort of the many scientists and clinicians involved in drafting the DSM-5 criteria.
ADAA’s members include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and others who conduct basic and clinical research and treat individuals with anxiety and related disorders.
Our journal, Depression and Anxiety, has published many papers from the workgroups. We appreciate the chance to promote the science surrounding the discussions to develop criteria for DSM-5. In addition to promoting the open comment period to our members, we have highlighted th