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How Meeting Condition Criteria Doesn’t Equal Mental Disorder

Jack Klott on One of the Diagnostic Changes in DSM-5

While the publication of DSM-5 came with many surprises, few were as shocking—or as controversial—as the number of changes made to diagnosis specifiers. These changes affect how a whole host of clients will be diagnosed and treated, including clients who have been living with a specific diagnosis for years.

In this clip from our Networker Webcast series The Uproar Over DSM-5, Jack Klott walks us through the specific example of dysthymia—a depressive disorder—explaining how, according to DSM-5, a client can meet all the criteria for this condition, but still not qualify for a mental disorder.

The Uproar Over DSM-5:
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