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Mental Disorders Changes With DSM 5

February 13th, 2010 · No Comments

The American Psychiatric Association is proposing major changes to its diagnostic “bible”, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition. This is the manual that doctors, insurers and scientists use in deciding what’s officially a mental disorder and what symptoms to treat. The current manual is referred to as DSM IV.

The manual covers a wide spectrum of mental disorders, including drug abuse, ADHD, Autism, mood, eating, anxiety, dementia, etc.

The draft manual is posted at www.DSM5.org and is up for public debate through April 20, 2010. Visit the site and leave your comments. Who knows, you might make an impact.

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