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Running head: DSM-5 SUMMARIES DSM-5 Summaries Michele Ruhmann Liberty University Online 1
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DSM-5 SUMMARIES DSM-5 Summaries Neurodevelopmental Disorders Disorders that have their onset during the developmental period of life, before a child enters school, are referred to as neurodevelopmental disorders. Issues that arise during this period can negatively affect functioning in the personal, social, academic, or occupational abilities. The disorders that present themselves in this classification are intellectual disabilities, specific learning disorder, attention deficit disorders, movement disorders including variations of tics, and communication disorders, including stuttering and the use of speech and language. Autism spectrum disorders are also included in this classification with the degrees of autistic impairment being noted within the diagnosis by adding a specifier (DSM-5, 2014, p. 31). Trauma and Stressor–Related Disorders Psychological stress after a traumatic event can take many forms. Disorders that occur after a stressful event may include; reactive attachment disorder, disinhibited social engagement disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder, and adjustment disorders.
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