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 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A DSM cautionary statement is required to create balance and perspective for the various diagnoses and criteria used in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association.
The classificatory structure of early editions of the DSM was rooted in a distinction between two poles of mental disorder, psychosis and neurosis.
The criteria that are described in the DSM are meant to be used by clinicians and investigators.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/DSM-IV

  
 American Psychiatric Association
Since the primary purpose of the early versions of the DSM was to standardize data collection administratively and to facilitate communication among clinicians, the diagnostic makeup of these early versions represented a consensus of those disorders that were being seen by psychiatrists in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's.
Another important aspect of the DSM diagnostic system is that the diagnoses are described strictly in terms of patterns of symptoms that tend to cluster together; the symptoms can be observed by the clinician or reported by the patient or family members.
DSM stands for "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" and is published by the American Psychiatric Association, the professional membership organization representing United States psychiatrists.
www.psych.org /research/dor/dsm/dsm_faqs/faq81301.cfm

  
 American Psychiatric Association
The DSM consists of three major components: the diagnostic classification, the diagnostic criteria sets, and the descriptive text.
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.
Numerous changes were made to the classification (i.e., disorders were added, deleted, and reorganized), to the diagnostic criteria sets, and to the descriptive text based on a careful consideration of the available research about the various mental disorders.
www.psych.org /research/dor/dsm/dsmintro81301.cfm

  
 Dr. Mezmer's DSM IV (Dimwitted Syndrome Manual)
The DSM IV table should be used whenever you need an excuse for your own stuipidity that you need to shift to some hidden defect, disease agent, or evil spirit.
I would heartily recommend that you use the DSM IV table when you are late for work, forget your anniversary, or when you are a defendant in court.
Thus, as a public service, I have created Dr. Mezmer's Dimwitted Syndrome Manual, Version 4, or DSM IV.
www.homestead.com /flowstate/dsm.html

  
 Center for the Study of Autism
One question that remains unanswered due to this refinement in the DSM system is how the schools will recognize the need for services for individuals in all four of these diagnostic categories, not just for those diagnosed with Autism.
Hopefully, as the DSM system recognizes the variability of Autistic-like behaviors across individuals, researchers can determine the etiologies and treatments for each of these related disorders.
A new disorder added to the DSM system is Rett's Disorder.
www.autism.org /dsm.html

  
 DSM IV (TR)
The dividing line between abuse and dependency is very gray and fuzzy in DSM though we all acknowledge that it exists and is easier to determine when referring to or evaluating one particular patient.
As in all of medicine there are some diagnoses that appeared in the DSM IIIR edition that did not make it to the DSM IV edition and some diagnoses that appear in DSM IV that were not in DSM IIIR.
THE DSM IV This is the book that contains all of the criteria for mental health or psychiatric disorders.
www.addictmedicine.com /dsm_iv_(tr).htm

  
 PBS - frontline: medicating kids: adhd: the diagnostic criteria
Now, in an era of managed care, clinicians are often forced to rely on the standardized criteria in the DSM in order to remit insurance claims.
In its 50-year history, the DSM has been significantly updated four times--in 1968, in 1980, in 1987, and in 1994.
If a condition is acknowledged by the DSM, it can be credibly used in a legal defense, or in a disability claim.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/medicating/adhd/diagnostic.html

  
 DSM definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
DSM: Abbreviation for the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," a comprehensive classification of officially recognized psychiatric disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association, for use by mental health professionals to ensure uniformity of diagnosis.
DSM describes symptoms and does not discuss the causes of the disorders.
DSM definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=17761

  
 Notherby's :: Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV-TR (Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from Dsm)
The problem with the whole DSM serie is that it is mostly subjective and based on speculation.
Comment: The DSM IV-TR is a great book to promote diseases that fit the armaments of medications that the pharmaceutical companies would like physicians to use.
The DSM is not based on hard empirical evidence but on a consensual system by few well-connected psychiatrists on the payroll of the pharmaceutical companies.
www.northerbys.com /store/0890420270/Desk_Reference_to_the_Diagnostic_Criteria_From_DSM_IV_TR_Desk_Reference_to_the_Diagnostic_Criteria_from_Dsm.html

  
 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A DSM cautionary statement is required to create balance and perspective for the various diagnoses and criteria used in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association.
The classificatory structure of early editions of the DSM was rooted in a distinction between two poles of mental disorder, psychosis and neurosis.
The criteria that are described in the DSM are meant to be used by clinicians and investigators.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/DSM-IV-TR   (1101 words)

  
 DSM IV
DSM IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
See also the main diagnosis under respective alphabetical entry.
www.landborgen.net /EOL/html/DSM_IV.htm   (1101 words)

  
 Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology:

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)

With the third edition, published in 1980, the DSM began recommending assessment of mental disorders according to five axes, or dimensions, that together establish an overall picture of a person's mental, emotional, and physical health, providing as complete a context as possible in which to make a proper diagnosis.
Besides diagnostic criteria, the DSM-IV also provides information about mental and emotional disorders, covering areas such as probable cause, average age at onset, possible complications, amount of impairment, prevalence, gender ratio, predisposing factors, and family patterns.
The diagnostician evaluates the patient according to criteria for each axis to produce a comprehensive assessment of the patient's condition; the multiaxial system addresses the complex nature of more mental disorders.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2699/is_0004/ai_2699000442   (1101 words)

  
 Definition
The DSM IV definition of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is:
www.edutechsbs.com /adhd/00002.htm   (1101 words)

  
 Counselling, Psychotherapy & Mental Health Bibliography -- Part One
The DSM provides a diagnostic classification based on diagnostic criteria indicating which symptoms (or subset of possible symptoms) must be present and for how long, together with a descriptive text for each diagnostic category.
This relatively minor text revision of the 1994 DSM-IV is the current 'bible' of psychiatry, used to classify mental disorders in the US.
The section on psychiatric disorders won't replace the DSM, but for a quick check of facts, it is often handier.
counsellingresource.com /bibliography/index.html   (1101 words)

  
 Differential Diagnosis of Addictive Sexual Disorders Using the DSM-IV
To remain within DSM terminology, Irons and Schneider (1994) code the results of Irons' assessments using Paraphilia (either one or more specifically identified in the DSM-IV, or Paraphilia NOS), Impulse Control Disorder NOS, or Sexual Disorder NOS, but always with the inclusion of appropriate and relevant descriptors.
Axis IV is for reporting psychosocial and environmental problems that may affect the treatment and prognosis of mental disorders (such as financial, legal, and relationship problems), and Axis V scores the patient's current overall occupational, psychological, and social functioning, recorded as a single number on a scale from 1 to 100.
Dementia and delirium result in loss of the ability to judge the appropriateness of various behaviors; public masturbation, inappropriate sexual touching, and uninhibited language may be expressions of the altered social awareness.
www.jenniferschneider.com /articles/diagnos.html   (1101 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Books: DSM-IV-TR: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
This DSM-IV Text revision serves as a bridge across the old DSM IV and the next DSM V. In this text revision the reader cannot find substantial changes of the diagnostic criteria, but only an augmented revision of the parts which present and describe the various disorders.
Generally speaking and as far as the epidemiological and clinical updates are concerned, together with important trends for research and didactic activity, this DSM IV TR is surely a most useful and authoritative purchase.
The DSM is - unjustly - much decried and much derided by critics, both laymen and mental health practitioners.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0890420246   (1101 words)

  
 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV)
The DSM IV is published by the American Psychiatric Association.
Much of the diagnostic information on these pages is gathered from the DSM IV.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV)
allpsych.com /disorders/dsm.html   (1101 words)

  
 Trauma Information Pages, Articles: van der Kolk (1994)
The Field Trials for DSM IV showed that these this conglomeration of symptoms tended to occur together and that the severity of this syndrome was proportional to the age of onset of the trauma and its duration (78).
78 van der Kolk BA, Roth S, Pelcovitz D. Field trials for DSM IV, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder II: Disorders of Extreme Stress.
In addition to the reactions to discrete, one time, traumatic incidents documented in these studies, intrafamilial abuse is increasingly recognized to produce complex post-traumatic syndromes (75), which involve chronic affect dysregulation, destructive behavior against self and others, learning disablities, dissociative problems, somatization, and distortions in concepts about self and others (76,77).
www.trauma-pages.com /vanderk4.htm   (1101 words)

  
 Understanding Autism in Adults
The DSM IV is the book that is used by American medical professionals to diagnose psychological conditions.
www.geocities.com /growingjoel   (1101 words)

  
 Mental Help Net - Magazine - Perspectives - Perspectives - Vol. 6, No. 1 - A Primer on Narcissism - Page 1 of 3
Its diagnostic criteria and their interpretation have undergone a major revision in the DSM III-R (1987) and were substantially revamped in the DSM IV in 1994.
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition (DSM IV).
An all-pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behaviour), need for admiration or adulation and lack of empathy, usually beginning by early adulthood and present in various contexts.
www.mentalhelp.net /poc/view_doc.php/type/doc/id/419   (1101 words)

  
 DSM-IV-TR and the Paraphilias: An Argument for Removal
It was concluded that the Paraphilia section is so severely flawed that its removal from the DSM is advocated.
The DSM presents "facts"; to substantiate various points made in the text.
The concept of Paraphilias as psychopathology was analyzed and assessed critically to determine if it meets the definition of a mental disorder presented in the DSM; it does not.
home.netcom.com /~docx2/mk.html   (1101 words)

  
 DSM (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual) - definition of psychiatric disorders
The DSM IV is the latest edition, being published in 1994.
These definitions - which are criteria based - are the results of consensus building from hundreds of psychiatrists of many different perspectives and belief systems from all over the world, not just the U.S.A. Definitions are regularly being revised as research and other information becomes available.
DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) - definition of psychiatric disorders
www.biologicalunhappiness.com /DSM.htm   (1101 words)

  
 Say No To Psychiatry - DSM-IV, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Mental Illness, Disease, Health - History
An even larger joke is that the DSM is presented as a comprehensive guide for diagnosing "mental illness".
Of course, the more "mental illnesses" the psychiatric field can "fabricate" and place in the DSM, the more coverage insurance companies will provide to psychiatrists and drug companies as insurance companies use the DSM as their main source for ascertaining the "legitimacy" of a "mental illness".
There are obviously many possible ways for a person, their mind, and their dealings with the world around them to be less than perfect (I choose to describe it this way instead of as "mental illness" or "disorders").
www.sntp.net /references/dsm_intro.htm   (1101 words)

  
 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Deconstructive critics assert that DSM invents illnesses and behaviors.
The classificatory structure of early editions of the DSM was rooted in a distinction between two poles of mental disorder, psychosis and neurosis.
Some psychologists have stated that they use DSM primarily for completing forms for the government or insurance companies, some of which require a patient to be classified by a diagnosis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/DSM-IV   (1101 words)

  
 American Psychiatric Association
Since the primary purpose of the early versions of the DSM was to standardize data collection administratively and to facilitate communication among clinicians, the diagnostic makeup of these early versions represented a consensus of those disorders that were being seen by psychiatrists in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's.
Another important aspect of the DSM diagnostic system is that the diagnoses are described strictly in terms of patterns of symptoms that tend to cluster together; the symptoms can be observed by the clinician or reported by the patient or family members.
DSM stands for "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" and is published by the American Psychiatric Association, the professional membership organization representing United States psychiatrists.
www.psych.org /research/dor/dsm/dsm_faqs/faq81301.cfm   (1101 words)

  
 American Psychiatric Association
Since the primary purpose of the early versions of the DSM was to standardize data collection administratively and to facilitate communication among clinicians, the diagnostic makeup of these early versions represented a consensus of those disorders that were being seen by psychiatrists in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's.
Another important aspect of the DSM diagnostic system is that the diagnoses are described strictly in terms of patterns of symptoms that tend to cluster together; the symptoms can be observed by the clinician or reported by the patient or family members.
DSM stands for "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" and is published by the American Psychiatric Association, the professional membership organization representing United States psychiatrists.
www.psych.org /research/dor/dsm/dsm_faqs/faq81301.cfm   (2758 words)

  
 DSM IV
Here is a direct quote from DSM IV under "Dissociative Disorders" 300.15 Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
>It is mentioned in Kaplan and Saddock's latest edition of "Synopsis of Psychiatry" which is one of the most widely-used and respected textbooks on psychiatry and DSM IV.
>> If you don't believe the evidence I've posted here, there's a simple test you can do for yourself to see if the brainwashing/mind control hypothesis is accepted -- find a DSM-IV and look up what it says about cult mind control.
bernie.cncfamily.com /sc/mc3_dsm.htm   (2758 words)

  
 Int J of Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology, and Psychotherapy
DSM IV (APA,1995) states that personality disorders lead to distress or impairment.
However, all mental disorders lead to that, as do many "normal" behaviors.
www.psycom.net /marcelo.html   (2758 words)

  
 Asperger Syndrome: What Is It?
In spite of the publication of his paper in the 1940's, it wasn't until 1994 that Asperger Syndrome was added to the DSM IV and only in the past few years has AS been recognized by professionals and parents.
I saw that someone posted the DSM IV criteria for Asperger's but I thought it might be good to provide a more down to earth description.
In addition, some individuals who were originally diagnosed with HFA or PDD-NOS are now being given the AS diagnosis and many individuals have a dual diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.
www.udel.edu /bkirby/asperger/aswhatisit.html   (2758 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV (4th ed)
I would suggest that any person about to have a diagnosis rendered upon them through the use of DSM IV and who is concerned about their rights to disagree should contact attorney Skip Simpson of Dallas, Texas.
For the rest of the people, the DSM is a tool for mental health professionals to AID in diagnoses, and is not an end all means to determining mental illnesses.
But the DSM just gets bigger and bigger and we now apparently have to screen every person in America because mental health is supposedly going downhill.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0890420629?v=glance   (2758 words)

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