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DSM01 DSM-5 - Introduction to DSM-5
An overview, highlighting the most significant changes and differences between the DSM-5 and the DSM IV-TR, the manual it replaces.
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DSM02 DSM-5 - Feeding and Eating Disorders
When it comes to eating disorders, new knowledge has generated the single biggest change in the DSM-5:  a move away from categorizing eating disorders by age, to a united system of feeding and eating disorders.  By combining the symptomatology, it is more possible to study the links, avoiding the generational disconnects.  
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DSM03 DSM-5 - Personality Disorders
Prior to the DSM-5, personality disorders were coded on Axis II.  But now the DSM-5 has done away with the use of “axes” for diagnostic coding, and the good news is there is a new conceptualization of personality disorders away from undesirable or negative personality features and towards a conceptualization of personality disorder as an impai ...
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DSM04 DSM-5 - PTSD in Preschool Children
The DSM-5 includes a new developmental subtype of PTSD called “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Preschool Children.”  This represents a significant step for the DSM taxonomy, and I am happy to be able to report that the general consensus is that the APA got something right.  The sense is that regarding the entire PTSD category, the DSM-5 ...
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DSM05 DSM-5 - Depressive Disorders
Now, the developers of the DSM-5 have recognized that while most people have grief reactions within a typical range, 10 to 15 percent of grievers have severe reactions to the loss of a loved one and thus may need treatment that includes prescription medication and therapy.  So now, a person who is grieving a loss potentially may be diagnosed w ...
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