ERIC Number: EJ990254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Dimensional and Cross-Cutting Assessment in the "DSM-5"
Jones, K. Dayle
Journal of Counseling & Development, v90 n4 p481-487 Oct 2012
A significant proposed change to the 5th edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" ("DSM-5") that will significantly affect the way counselors diagnose mental disorders is the addition of dimensional assessments to the categorical diagnoses. The author reviews the current "DSM"'s (4th ed., text rev.; American Psychiatric Association, 2000) categorical classification system, describes the proposed dimensional and cross-cutting assessments, and provides implications about clinical utility and user acceptability of a dimensional diagnostic approach.
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Evaluation, Counselors, Mental Health, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Problems
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