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date: 24 November 2020

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorderslocked

  • Janet B. W. WilliamsJanet B. W. WilliamsColumbia University and MedAvante, Hamilton, NJ
  •  and Michael FirstMichael FirstColumbia University

Summary

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association is referred to as DSM-5. DSM-5’s early predecessor, DSM-III, differed considerably from the first two editions. Its innovative incorporation of specified diagnostic criteria had a major impact on the field of mental health. In DSM-5, these criteria have been further updated to reflect the important gains in our understanding of mental disorders.

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