Classification systems

IB Psychology: Classification systems

Classification systems identify patterns of behavioural or mental symptoms that consistently occur together to form a disorder. In the USA, psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-5). This is a standardized system for diagnosis based on factors such as the person’s clinical and medical conditions,...


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Michael Corayer 12 June 2018 - 08:38

Just a note that the fifth edition of the DSM should be referred to as the DSM-5 not the DSM-V. Roman numerals were abandoned to allow for incremental updates that could be labelled 5.1, 5.2, etc. in the future.

John Crane 13 June 2018 - 04:46

Thank you for the heads up, Michael. I will make the change.


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