Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Mental Health Counseling

    From the perspective of a counselor-in-training, my initial impression of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is that it is quite overwhelming. The sheer volume of disorders each offering its own diagnostic fingerprint seems exhausting; however, holding the expertise of hundreds of mental healthcare professionals in a condensed resource born out of 12 years of teamwork is altogether humbling (APA, 2013). Awe aside, this discussion will look at both the perceived advantages and disadvantages as a second year mental health counseling student three weeks into internship. The primary advantage of the DSM is that it offers a snapshot of where we are diagnostically with mental healthcare disorder identification and understanding. Within this advantage, the ability to flip to a diagnosis of any given patient encountered in practicum or internship and read the diagnostic criteria, associated supporting features, development and course, risk and prognostic factors, culture-related issues, suicide risk, functional consequences, differential diagnosis and comorbidity aids in the student’s exposure to the diagnosis from multiple viewpoints (APA, 2013). In addition, the depth…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Comorbidity

    recognized ways mental health care professionals can help individuals is through the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. The goal of an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment sounds simple enough, but the scientific, political, and medical fields rarely agree on the best way to achieve it. There is even a large debate over what a mental disorder is in the first place. The controversy of focus here though will be whether the categorical or dimensional…

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  • Annotated Bibliography On Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    Article Assessment- Oppositional Defiant Disorder Kathryn Ervin Appalachian State University Overview of ODD ODD is a pattern of behaviors; angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant behavior, and vindictiveness. The symptoms have to be distressing in areas of social functioning to themselves and others, and cause significant problems in all areas such as school, work, home. The symptoms must be present among at least one person that is not a sibling. The behaviors have…

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  • Hyper Empathy Research Paper

    compulsivity and psychoticism. • There will be impairments in personality functioning and the person’s personality traits are not understood as normal for the developmental stage or social-cultural environment being experienced. • The impairments in a person’s personality function and personality traits must not be completely owing to substance abuse or a general health condition. How rare is hyper empathy? Hyper empathy is so new to the psychiatric world; there is very little definite…

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  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory Summary

    syndromes and personality disorders. Over the years, the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) has had revisions following changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The MCMI-III was in response to the DSM-IV revision. With the DSM now in the 5th edition, it is worth mentioning that the MCMI was released in the MCMI-IV version to address changes in the DSM. This analysis will only focus on the psychometric properties of the MCMI-III. Purpose of the…

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  • Excessive Nose Picking: A Case Study

    This paper begins by discussing the creation of a new diagnosis, Excessive Nose Picking. The paper explains why Excessive Nose Picking should be classified as a mental disorder and should be implemented into the next revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Included in this discussion, the paper reviews the specific behaviors and/or characteristics for the new diagnosis. It is important to note that the second section takes an in-depth look at the…

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  • Occupational Stress Reflection Paper

    the most sources I remember using in a single paper. With this realization, I was proud of myself for overcoming any apprehensions that I may have had at the time of compiling this paper. Of the research portion of the learning objectives of this program, this assignment gave me a wealth of experience synthesizing research into a comprehensive literature review and devising an introduction that was both inclusive and operational. In the psychopathology class I took, the major assignment at…

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  • Eminem/Slim Shady: Antisocial Personality Disorder

    Also, antisocial personality disorder is linked to a history of childhood adversity and maltreatment. Its shown that adults with anti-personality disorder had high rates of been beat and having a parent that had a substance use disorder a, went to jail, or attempted suicide. Which Eminem did face as well. We know Eminem’s mother Deborah had a substance use disorder and we know that Eminem was beat as well. He is also easily angry and quite impulsive, and also does and especially says thing that…

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  • Clinical Case Assessment Essay: As Good As It Gets

    Melvin, a successful author, received a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder by his psychiatrist, Dr. Green. Recent changes in his life provoked a desire within Melvin to take his medication, and reestablish therapeutic sessions, after abandoning them two years ago. Factoring into this decision would be Carol, a waitress, who serves Melvin in his ritualistic visit to a restaurant. Upon learning of her plan to quit work, Melvin took drastic measures to assist her, ensuring she could…

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  • What Is Kalb's Diagnosis Of Marilyn Monroe?

    Introduction Have you ever wondered how many individuals suffer from a mental illness? In Andy Warhol is a Hoarder : Inside the Minds of History, C. Kalb gives readers an exclusive insight on famous individuals mental illness secrets, and defines the interesting elements of every illness. The novel helps individuals understand the scary, challenging, and emotional aspects of handling a mental illness. Mental illnesses have been stigmatized as “crazy” but in this novel C. Kalb gives…

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