Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

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his new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ( DSM-5), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research.

The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a myria of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5 easier to use across all settings:

- The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood ( such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the en of the manual, and those more typical of older adults ( such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the nd. Also ncluded are age-related factors specific to diagnosis.- The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations.- The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis.- Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice ( including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger 's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders) .- Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided.- Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with he new ICD-11 in development.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today 's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as ell as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.
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Published May 27th 2013 by American Psychiatric Association Publishing

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Is a mental disorder a disease that coul be targeted at its roots, or is it a constellation of symptoms used in an ttempt to categorise individuals?

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Psychology is a highly soft science riddled with subjectivities, and the DSM is the cookbook for creating ailments that feed the insurance companies, medical professions, and multinational pharmaceutical industries, all the while hiding beneath a thinly veiled " responsibility " to the millions, if not billions, of people who could use some form of mental health care without being diagnosed, labeled, stigmatized, and marginalized by the almighty and plastic powers that be.I understand my stance is easy and does not come close to fully addressing the Gordian knot of this issue.

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It seems somewhat common to see depression and anxiety co-occur, and his is a better way to diagnose depressed folks with an anxious edge.* Adding the " Negative Thoughts/Mood " criterion to the diagnosis for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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If you think yes, then you do n't feel much about science or scientists.To address point b, there are lots of problems with that critique.

Most rates are not above single digits, and when you combine this with the high rates of comorbidity, the DSM does not eem to imply that everyone woul be diagnosed with a mental disorder, as many people seem to think.Lastly, I wanted to know that, yes, psychopharmological drugs are over prescribed, and yes, some normal human behavior can be nterpreted as pathological.

The DSM makes it pretty clear in every diagnosis that unless you re a qualified mental health professional, you hould probably not be diagnosing people all willy nilly.

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