History Of Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders

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History of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
Basilio Medina
Columbia Southern University
December 7, 2016

Abstract It seems that psychology has seemed to come thru. As society continues to grow and with all this technology getting more and more advanced it seems that everything else seems to follow. One would say that we are far better off than we were so many years ago. Yes, I would agree with that statement but when it comes to certain things I would have to say that certain things have advanced for the better of society but when it comes to other things it seems to be the same if not worse than it was before. In this paper, we will look at the diagnosis and assessment as it pertains to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders which is known as the DSM-5. The DSM-5 is a book that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnosis, treatment, and research (American Psychiatric Association).

History of the DSM-5 Various updates have been conducted when it comes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders since it was first introduced in 1952. The first edition was released in 1952 and contained a glossary of descriptions of the diagnostic categories and was the first official manual of mental disorders to focus on clinical use. In 1969 the World Health Organization had published a new version which is now referred to as the International Classification of Disease…

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