The fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is coming, are you prepared? Have you asked yourself ‘As a therapist how will this affect my practice? My clients?’ Join Allen Frances as he explains the major differences between DSM-IV and DSM-5 and how you can improve your psychiatric diagnosis.
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Creating useful constructs that enable clinicians to communicate more effectively is the intended purpose of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual. The reality is that by giving diagnostic criteria and a name to a specific human suffering, an entry in the DSM increases the likelihood of research and treatment dollars going to that condition. Read more