writing mistakes and ambiguous wordings that will make many of its diagnoses inherently unreliable and inaccurate (Frances, 2013). There have been false epidemics of Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, and Childhood Bipolar Disorder. DSM-5 should have tightened the definitions of mental disorders and should have included cautions against the risks of careless diagnosis. Instead DSM-5 has introduced new disorders with a high prevalence (Minor Neurocognitive, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation, Binge Eating), has reduced the threshold of Attention Deficit Disorder, and has turned normal grief into Major Depressive Disorder. Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5
1. Modification of Artificial Categorization - With the release of the DSM-5, this categorization has been simplified to clarify relationships between different disorders. 2. .The Autism Spectrum - In the DSM-5, four separately classified issues— that are unfortunately very common—have been unified under the header of autism spectrum disorder. The previous categories of autism, Asperger’s, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder are no longer in use. 3. Elimination of Childhood Bipolar Disorder- In response to an observed trend of
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