From the American Psychiatric Association,
“The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders.”
- Clinical manual includes diagnostic features, prevalence, development and course, risk and prognostic factors, differential diagnosis and co-morbidity
- The current version of DSM-5 has no-longer used ICD-9 codes and ICD-10-CM codes
- Includes characteristics of the disorders: what qualifies as major depressive disorder or substance abuse
- Last updated in 2013
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