A concluding commentary on the special issue on the PDM-2: Celebration and future hopes (plus a few anxieties).

My commentary reflects on the contributions from a conference about the 2nd edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2). I emphasize the distinctiveness of the PDM-2 as a diagnostic manual and discuss future directions for its use, development, and success. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)