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  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), published by the American Psychiatric Association, is the handbook used most often in diagnosing mental disorders in the United States.
The classificatory structure of early editions of the DSM was rooted in a distinction between two poles of mental disorder, psychosis and neurosis.
Among the most noted examples of controversial diagnoses is the classifying in the DSM-II of homosexuality as a mental disorder, a classification that was removed by vote of the APA in 1973 after three years of various gay activists groups demonstrating at APA meetings (see also homosexuality and psychology).
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 Gender identity disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The desire to live and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex, usually accompanied by the wish to make his or her body as congruent as possible with the preferred sex through surgery and hormone treatment.
The disorder is not a symptom of another mental disorder or a chromosomal abnormality.
Other transgender people object to the classification of GID as a mental disorder on the grounds that there may be a physical cause, as suggested by recent studies about the brains of transsexual people.
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 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV)
Psychiatric Diagnoses are categorized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th.
Mental Health Professionals use this manual when working with patients in order to better understand their illness and potential treatment and to help 3rd party payers (e.g., insurance) understand the needs of the patient.
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 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Nature and purposes, Background of , Critiques of , Alternative ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
These include diseases or disorders that may be related physiologically to the mental disorder; that are sufficiently severe to affect the patient's mood or functioning; or that influence the choice of medications for treating the mental disorder.
Kraepelin is also important in the history of diagnostic classification because he represented a biologically based view of mental disorders in opposition to the psychoanalytical approach of Sigmund Freud.
This perspective addresses disorders that arise from the combination of a cognitive or emotional weakness in the patient's constitution and a life experience that challenges their vulnerability.
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 DSM4: DSM IV, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders- Fourth Edition (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) is the current reference used by mental health professionals and physicians to diagnose mental disorders.
Diagnostic criteria for mental disorders are essentially descriptions of symptoms that fall into one of four categories.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - DSM4 - major depression dsm4 disorder: dsm4 is a very useful tool for diagnosis disorders.
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 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Home Page
The DSM IV (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, volume 4) is the latest and current version of the standard handbook of "mental illnesses" as determined by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
What comes into question with this manual is the manner and method by which these supposed mental illnesses are determined and by whom.
However, this simplistic system of labelling a person with a "mental disease" disregards and fails to get to the bottom of any real life situations that may be causing the person stress or difficulties.
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)

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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.
These include disorders usually first diagnosed in childhood or adolescence (hyperactivity, mental retardation, autism); dementia, amnesia, and other cognitive disorders; substance-related disorders; schizophrenia and other conditions characterized by abnormalities in thinking, perception, and emotion; and sexual and gender identity disorders.
The term "neurosis" was generally used for a variety of conditions that involved some form of anxiety, whereas "psychosis" referred to conditions in which the patient had lost the ability to function normally in daily life and/or had lost touch with reality.
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 Center for the Study of Autism
It used to be the case that the Pervasive Developmental Disorders were coded on Axis II, the axis that was reserved for long-term, stable disorders with relatively poor prognosis for improvement.
This disorder is also similar to Autism, but there must clearly be evidence of apparently normal development for at least the first 2 years of life (with regard to communication, social relationships, play, and adaptive behavior).
For a diagnosis of Childhood Disintegrative Disorder to be made, there must be a clinically significant loss of previously acquired skills (before age 10) in at least two areas: expressive or receptive language; social skills or adaptive behavior; bowel or bladder control; play; or motor skills.
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 American Psychiatric Association
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.
Associated with each diagnostic label is a diagnostic code, which is typically used by institutions and agencies for data collection and billing purposes.
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.
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 Chapter 20 - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Although the boundaries between the psychiatric disorders were left largely unaltered, particular attention was paid to "the boundary with normality." Therefore, descriptions of significant impairment or distress were made more explicit in the criteria sets.
In DSM-IV, each of the mental disorders is conceptualized as a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and that is associated with present distress, (e.g.
The common feature of the Somatoform Disorders is the presence of physical symptoms which suggest a general medical condition but which are not fully explained by the general medical condition alone, by the direct effects of a substance, or by another mental disorder.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Books: American Psychiatric Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
DSM-IV is a manual for use by mental health professionals so that there is uniformity in diagnosis and basis for future research.
It is not useful to laypersons and is not a self-help manual.
This "manual" is based upon the votes of a group of psychiatrists, pretending that the alleged ailments delineated are actual diseases or "disorders" as called here.
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 Psychological Disorders
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (pp.
-it was considered an abnormal behavior and classified as a psychological (sexual) disorder until 1973.
Classification of psych disorders is based on the consensus of experts and (more and more) on empirical research
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 "ADHD.org.nz - The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is one of the most widely used means of defining mental disorders.
The use of a diagnostic criteria for each mental illness/condition allows agreement between clinians and specialists concerning the topography of each condition.
From: Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) (4th Edition), (1994), American Psychiatric Association, 1400 K Street, N.W., Washington D.C. The information presented is of a general nature and is not a substitute for professional medical or legal advice.
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 PBS - frontline: medicating kids: adhd: the diagnostic criteria
Therefore, the disorder was redefined as primarily a problem of inattention, rather than of hyperactivity.
When the third edition of the manual was revised in 1987 (DSM-IIIR), the name of the disorder and its diagnostic criteria had been overhauled, once again emphasizing hyperactivity.
The manual notes, for example, that it is difficult to diagnose ADHD in children who are younger than 4 or 5 years of age because the variability in normal behavior for toddlers is much greater than that of older children.
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 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Diagnostic & Statistical Manual
The DSM is the most widely used mental disorders manual in the U.S. and is utilized by a diverse group of mental health professionals.
Instead of communicating by standard verbalization, children with this disorder may communicate by gestures, nodding or shaking the head, or pulling or pushing, or, in some cases, by monosyllabic, short, or monotone utterances, or in an altered voice.
Mental Retardation, hospitalization, or extreme psychosocial stressors may be associated with the disorder.
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 OfficialWire: Unscientific Nature 0f The Diagnostic And Statistical Manual For Mental Disorders
It is not only used to diagnose mental illness and prescribe treatment, but as an authoritative source to resolve child custody battles, discrimination cases based on alleged psychiatric disability, augment court testimony, modify education, and much more.
The disorders contained in the DSM-IV are arrived at by consensus, not by scientific criteria.
Currently, millions of children are being diagnose with some mental "disorder" in our schools based on the DSM, leading to their being prescribed dangerous psychiatric drugs.
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 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder DSM IV Criteria
The disorder may be especially severe or long lasting when the stressor is of human design (e.g., torture, rape).
The likelihood of developing this disorder may increase as the intensity of and physical proximity to the stressor increase.
Visit Mental Health Matters for information and articles on a variety of mental health topics; Get Mental Help to find a therapist or list your practice; and Psych Forums for message boards on a variety of mental health topics.
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 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Psychiatric "Disorders"
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Psychiatric "Disorders"
While the most recent edition of the diagnostic manual added the requirement that the symptoms appear in two or more settings, children are commonly diagnosed on the basis of their behavior in school or a single classroom.”
He didn’t speak until he was 7; his teacher described him as mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift in his foolish dreams.
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 Direct Textbooks Price Comparison for ISBN 0890420246: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR (Text Revision) (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
...revised edition of the ultimate mental health reference...used worldwide by all practitioners requiring diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, dementia, and delirium, as well as for sleep, mood, somatoform, and dissociative disorders.
This is the full manual that you need to at least be in the ballpark on a diagnosis to help treat your patients with reasonable certainty.
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 Amazon.com: Dsm IV: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
The "bible" of mental health diagnosis, it is a must have for those pursuing a career in any mental health specialty.
This manual is the cause and effect of an anti-intellectual strain of professionalism that has all but replaced scholarship and reflection.
The well-established Psychotic Disorders, often considered the most severe type of mental illness, and the Mood and Personality Disorders, which the meat and potatoes of psychiatry, will no doubt continue to evolve, and I will look forward to seeing the next edition of this exciting book.
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 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
According to the book's introduction, "it is used by psychiatrists, other physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, occupational and rehabilitation therapists, counselors, and other health and mental health professionals.
The editors note that the text was developed by 13 work groups, with each group responsible for a section of the manual.
Each group's work was reviewed by 50 to 100 advisers; all work group members and advisers were selected to reflect a broad range of clinical and research perspectives, and the manual was presented for several extensive consultations before a final draft was established.
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 Books about Psychiatric disorders - WrongDiagnosis.com
Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior: A Therapist's Guide to Assessment and Treatment (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional)...
Psychiatric and Behavioural Disorders in Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation
Neuroregulators and Psychiatric Disorders: Proceedings of a Conference on Neuroregulators and Hypotheses of Psychiatric Disorders Held at the Asilom
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 The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
The DSM Hoax The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is psychiatry’s “billing bible” of so-called mental disorders.
While even key DSM contributors admit that there is no scientific/medical validity to the “disorders,” the DSM nonetheless serves as a diagnostic tool, not only for individual treatment, but also for child custody disputes, discrimination cases, court testimony, education and more.
As the diagnoses completely lack scientific criteria, anyone can be labeled mentally ill, and subjected to dangerous and life threatening “treatments” based solely on opinion.
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 Say No To Psychiatry - DSM-IV, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Mental Illness, Disease, Health ...
But the faculty of attention in a person, as a quality of a mind, as a function of any mind with tendencies, characteristics and potentials, is never examined or understood with an intention to develop means to improve or control attention.
Also held were methods conferences that focused on cultural factors in the diagnosis of mental disorder, on geriatric diagnosis, and on psychiatric diagnosis in primary care settings.
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".
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 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is psychiatry’s “billing bible” of so-called mental disorders....
For more information about the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and how this “billing bible” is the foundation of fraudulent billing practices, mass child-drugging, and the usurping of medicine, our courts and social agencies, read CCHR’s publications.
While medicine’s scientific credentials are undisputed, psychiatry’s lack of any systematic approach to mental health has contributed greatly to its poor reputation, both among professions and the population as a whole.
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