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ERIC Number: ED318969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 22
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DSM-III-R: Professional Implications and Revisions for Mental Health Counselors.
Hinkle, J. Scott
Major modifications in the diagnostic nomenclature used in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -III- Revised (DSM-III-R). Discussions of the modifications is preceded by an introduction to diagnosis in counseling and a brief introduction to the DSMs. The process for revising the DSM is described. Modifications in these classifications are described: (1) disorders usually first evident in infancy, childhood, or adolescence; (2) organic mental syndromes and disorders; (3) psychoactive substance use disorders; (4) schizophrenia; (5) delusional (paranoid) disorder; (6) psychotic disorders not elsewhere classified; (7) mood disorders; (8) anxiety disorders; (9) somatoform disorders; (10) dissociative disorders; (11) sexual disorders; (12) sleep disorders; (13) factitious disorders; (14) impulse control disorders not elsewhere classified; (15) adjustment disorder; (16) psychological factors affecting physical condition; (17) personality disorders; (18) V codes; and (19) additional codes. The Multiaxial Diagnosis system is described. The report concludes that it is imperative for mental health counselors to keep appraised of diagnostic revisions and the appropriate use of the multiaxial system in order to provide accountable professional counseling services. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Language: English
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