Daily Archives: June 21, 2015

OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The upcoming fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will include a new chapter on Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders to reflect the increasing evidence of these disorders’ relatedness to one another and distinction from other … Continue reading

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ADHD / Attention Deficit Disorder

The definition of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been updated in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to more accurately characterize the experience of affected adults. This revision is based on nearly two decades … Continue reading

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DSM History of the Manual!

DSM: History of the Manual The need for a classification of mental disorders has been clear throughout the history of medicine, but until recently there was little agreement on which disorders should be included and the optimal method for their … Continue reading

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What is DSM?

DSM The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. It is intended to be applicable in a wide array of contexts and used … Continue reading

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