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 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.
Richard Simon, PhD, founded Psychotherapy Networker and served as the editor for more than 40 years. He received every major magazine industry honor, including the National Magazine Award. Rich passed away November 2020, and we honor his memory and contributions to the field every day.