The Dsm =-5 Book Report

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The DSM =-5 is a handbook that is used by healthcare professionals. It is a guide to the diagnoses to mental disorders that contain descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for identifying specific disorders. It helps clinicians to communicate in a common language about patients and come up with diagnoses used to research the disorders. This book is used by clinicians, insurance companies, and even the legal system to define and identify the types and thresholds of mental illness that become the focus of treatment and research.

2. What is an example of abnormal psychology that you have seen in your community?

I believe that the best example of abnormal psychology that I see in the community I live in is dysfunction and conduct disorder.