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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) Biography

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   Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Description:

“This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research.”

“Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), Fifth Edition,” appi.org (accessed Apr. 12, 2018)

Mission:

“The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today’s mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.”

“Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), Fifth Edition,” appi.org (accessed Apr. 12, 2018)

Other:
Psychiatric/Psychologic manual for professionals
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