Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5(TM))
Publish date: May 27th 2013
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing
Pages no: 992
Edition language: English
My three cats Maslow, Ashley and Fanci were browsing my book shelf again. Ashley's gray paw caught on a big silver book that crashed to the floor."Ashley, what did I tell you about helping yourself to the books""Sorry." Ashley looked a little peeved. "Frankly I would rather help myself to the tuna ...
Yes, I really did read it cover-to-cover, for Abnormal Behavior (read: diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses) class at Lynchburg College, post-grad work.
DSM was developed not as a diagnostic guide for mental health providers, but as an indexing tool to permit wardens and other officials as large, residential psychiatric facilities to characterize their inmates for documenting and funding purposes. The descriptions of disorders are brief, not especia...
DSM-IV introduced new diagnoses and a better research base than DSM-III-R.
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