DB 2 DSM IV TR - Axis I: Clinical Syndromes: This is...

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Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders.Better known as the DSM- IV, the manual is published by the American Psychiatric Association and covers all mental health disorders for both children and adults. It also lists known causes of these disorders, statistics in terms of gender, age at onset, and prognosis as well as some research concerning the optimal treatment approaches. Mental Health Professionals use this manual when working with patients in order to better understand their illness and potential treatment and to help. The book is typically considered the ‘bible’ for any professional who makes psychiatric diagnoses in the United States and many other countries. The DSM IV is published by the American Psychiatric Association. We should always default to the DSM as the ultimate guide to mental disorders. The DSM uses a multiaxial or multidimensional approach to diagnosing because rarely do other factors in a person's life not impact their mental health.
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Unformatted text preview: Axis I: Clinical Syndromes: This is what we typically think of as the diagnosis (e.g., depression, schizophrenia, social phobia) Axis II: Development Disorders and Personality Disorders: Developmental disorders include autism and mental retardation, disorders which are typically first evident in childhood.Personality disorders are clinical syndromes which have a more long lasting symptoms and encompass the individual's way of interacting with the world. They include Paranoid, Antisocial, and Borderline Personality Disorders. Axis III:Physical Conditions: which play a role in the development, continuance, or exacerbation of Axis I and II Disorders. American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, (4th ed., text revision). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association. Halgin, R. P. and Whitbourne, S. K. (2003). Abnormal Psychology Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders. (6th ed). NJ: McGraw-Hill Publishers....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course PSYCH 56550 taught by Professor Henry during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas.

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