ERIC Number: EJ1020792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
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Reference Count: 8
Should Social Workers Use "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5?"
Frances, Allen; Jones, K. Dayle
Research on Social Work Practice, v24 n1 p11-12 Jan 2014
Up until now, social workers have depended on the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" ("DSM") as the primary diagnostic classification for mental disorders. However, the "DSM-5" revision includes scientifically unfounded, inadequately tested, and potentially dangerous diagnoses that may lead them to question its integrity and to find alternatives.
Descriptors: Guides, Mental Disorders, Classification, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Clinical Diagnosis, Social Work, Caseworkers, Integrity, Scientific Research, Psychometrics, Counseling Techniques
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