The American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove, Ill., developed a new mental health classification system for primary care clinicians to facilitate the understanding, coding, treatment and referral of child and adolescent mental health conditions.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) completed and published in 1996, The Classification of Child and Adolescent Mental Diagnoses in Primary Care: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Primary Care (DSM-PC) Child and Adolescent Version.
AAP established a DSM-PC project advisory committee to facilitate the dissemination, training, and implementation of the manual. By the grant's end, it had developed a training module for pediatricians and other primary care clinicians.
By late 1997, AAP had sold more than 5,000 copies of the manual, mainly to individual physicians.