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It will begin with a brief overview of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.
Apparently no one noticed that, according to the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV, published in 1994), a person meets the criteria for pedophilia only if his "fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
writes in two broad sections of career counseling perspectives, and mental health issues and solutions; brief appendices list acculturation scales and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders classification system.
The sections are titled: Understanding Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders, Key Information for School Personnel, Using the Body Wise information Packet, and Definitions to include diagnostic criteria according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.
In 1994, this condition was entered into the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
So here is a condition listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, one that psychiatrists presumably continue to diagnose, that may well be a figment of their (and their patients') imaginations.
Results of recent studies (Benson, 1985; Jacobson, 1990; Reiss, 1994) have shown that twenty to sixty percent of persons with mental retardation have symptoms which appear to meet criteria for a psychiatric diagnosis as outlined in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition, Revised (DSM-III-R) (American Psychiatric Press, 1987).
Kyle's condition appeared to meet the criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR; American Psychiatric Association, 2000) for PTSD.
According to the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), a child has ADHD if, for a period of six months, he or she exhibits at least six symptoms from a list of 14.
In 1980, repeated childhood aggression received official classification as "conduct disorder" in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
Since 1973, when the professional societies--including the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association--deleted homosexuality as an illness from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it would seem that the official stance is one of opposition to considering homosexuals as diseased.
Diagnostic features described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV, APA, 1994) include qualitative impairment in social interaction; absent, delayed or idiosyncratic use of language; and stereotyped, repetitive patterns of behaviors, interests, and activities.
The depressive or "mood" disorders most seen with adolescents are Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Dysthymic Disorder (DD) (Reynolds, 1992), and the specific diagnostic criteria for these are outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994).
Dee could see the psychiatrist's eyebrows rise when she got an answer that did not fit the conventional "diagnostic" list thrown together for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders out of junk science.
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