Opinion of DSM 5 and my belief about the efficacy of using it to diagnose mental disorders

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Opinion of DSM 5 and my belief about the efficacy of using it to diagnose mental disorders

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Opinion of DSM 5 and my belief about the efficacy of using it to diagnose mentaldisordersDSM 5 is definitely a proof of the increasing psychiatric knowledge andunderstanding and ensures that a paradigm shift in psychiatric diagnosis can take place. Thereis a transparent revision process that has been followed and there is scientific evidencebacking most of the changes in the DSM 5. This makes it a critical and important document.The continuity of the care can be maintained and at the same time the disorders can beidentified more precisely.There is also a greater chance of more people being able to access treatment becauseof the revisions in DSM 5. Another key positive aspect of DSM5 is that it provides a richercontextual description of the client to support more personalized treatment planning.But DSM 5 has made an attempt at promoting preventive psychiatry by introducingnew diagnoses and reducing the thresholds for existing ones. The DSM 5 has also changedthe diagnosis methods but one thinks that the methods should be changed only when there isclear scientific evidence because this can create havoc for the doctors as well as the patients.For instance, in DSM-5 anxie

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