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ERIC Number: EJ998674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Meet the New (and Improved?) DSM-5
Hart, Shelly R.; Pate, Christine M.; Brock, Stephen E.
Communique, v41 n5 p1, 15-16 Jan-Feb 2013
Clinical diagnosis is not a typical school psychologist activity. However, changes to the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM), the framework for diagnosis put forth by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), are important to consider. First published in 1952, major revisions are being proposed for this new edition (DSM-5), set to be unveiled at APA's annual convention in San Francisco in May, 2013. The process for updating the manual has taken more than a decade and has included an unprecedented level of transparency. It has also been wrought with controversy, in both the professional and the public sectors. This article will serve as a brief overview of the major proposed changes, along with a short discussion regarding related controversies. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A