Essays Tagged: "DSM"

Tourette Syndrome: an overview

iteria for GTS are still being refined, but the generally accepted diagnostic criteria found in the DSM - 111 - R of the American Psychiatric Association (1987) are as follows: a) Both multiple motor ... HY American Psychiatric Association (1980) Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. DSM-III (3rd edition) American Psychiatric Association; Washington. Cooper, J.R., Bloom, F.E. & ...

(10 pages) 185 0 4.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

a setof criteria and characteristics of ADHD. The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of MentalDisorders (DSM) presents this set of criteria. According to the DSM, there are threepatterns of behavior that i ... tterns of behavior that indicate ADHD: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.According to the DSM, signs of inattention include: becoming easily distracted byirrelevant sights and sounds; failin ...

(4 pages) 323 2 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health


ychopath into a single disorder, it is less difficult to diagnose the disorder, with respect to the DSM manuals.There are various characteristics that can lead to the diagnosis of Antisocial Personali ...

(3 pages) 74 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Major (Unipolar) Depressive Disorder

acute or chronic, it does vary from person-to-person, and this must be considered in the diagnosis.DSM-IV LISTING:The DSM-IV is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed., pub ... ely used diagnostic tool for all mental disorders (APA, 1994). The criteria, in accordance with the DSM-IV, to distinguish that a major depressive episode has been experienced by a patient, is outline ...

(6 pages) 149 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder & the Effects they have on their Children

sociation formally recognized BPD in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, also referred to as the DSM (Mason, p.19). Many psychiatrists miss signs of BPD because they are not educated enough on the ... PD because they are not educated enough on the disorder or may disagree with the information in the DSM (Ibid). It could also be that no celebrity has admitted to having the disorder, so BPD has not g ...

(10 pages) 142 2 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders


an in childhood. It was not accepted into official diagnostic nomenclature until the publication of DSM-II in 1980. DSM-II viewed autism as just an early-onset form of adult schizophrenia. Autistic ch ... lopmental disorders include Rett's disorder, child disintegrative disorder and Asperger's disorder. DSM-IV was introduced to facilitate pervasive developmental disorders.Rett's disorder is very rare a ...

(3 pages) 100 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Discuss If an accurate DSM-IV diagnosis is made treatment is straight forward.

Even if an accurate early diagnosis using the DSM-IV has been made to confirm a childhood disorder, treatment is not necessarily guaranteed to be ... provider may be faced with in an effort to achieve the best course of treatment for the child .The DSM-IV is undoubtably a valuable tool for ensuring a fairly accurate diagnosis of a wide range of me ... y illness or disorder that it aids in diagnosing.An accurate diagnosis is vitally important and the DSM-IV is indispensable in assisting this, however it must not be assumed that treatment will always ...

(8 pages) 146 0 3.4 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Abnormal psych

"The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders", better know as the DSM series, categorizes many psychiatric diagnoses. This manual is widely used by clinicians today. ... ferent clinicians must be able to agree and come to the same diagnosis for the same patient. As the DSM series has been revised over the past 50 years, it has become very reliable. DSM-IV also has a s ... diagnosis categories provide is extremely accurate. By running many research studies, the frames of DSM-IV have been able to ensure the reliability and validity of its assessments and diagnosis. Howev ...

(2 pages) 56 0 2.3 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"The Quiet Room" by Lori Schiller and Amanda Bennett

der to be diagnosed correctly, the patient must fall in line with the criteria in accordance to the DSM book. Under Criteria A of schizophrenia, Lori falls under the category of delusions, hallucinati ...

(2 pages) 19 0 4.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


n examination of his or her relationship with his or her counselor.Counselors may also refer to the DSM to help guide them in their exploration with the client's problems. An example of a list from th ... a problem is shown in the Table below.Table Acute Stress Disorder Source: Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-IV (pg.231) Ray Commend Page 2 March 28,2001 A skill that is used to enable the counselor to exp ...

(8 pages) 27 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

I Can't Stop Fucking Copulating

onals have recognized it as a serious behavioral disorder for almost twenty years now. However, the DSM IIIr does not have a listing for Sexual Addiction (DSM IIIr "“ Diagnostic and Statistical M ... y clean and sober, he had to avoid both drugs and compulsive sex. As I mentioned earlier the DSM IIIr has no listing for sexual addiction so I had to make an adapted definition for this Addicti ...

(5 pages) 50 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Diamon Star Motors-A Design Of Perfection

rts there may be no better compact car to modify, from the street to the quarter mile strip, than a DSM automobile.The Background Diamond Star Motors popularly termed DSM, started as a joint partnersh ... uild a potent sports car that would look good and perform good, yet have a reasonable buying price ( With this in mind, they became partners and joined to make one company. The deal was that ...

(7 pages) 848 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Substance Abuse

ysthymic disorder (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV: 300.4), Alcohol abuse (DSM-IV: 305.00) and Cannabis Abuse (DSM-IV: 305.20). Symptoms for Dysthymic disorder include depress ...

(6 pages) 158 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


personal, family, social, or work life. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) defines alcoholism as a maladaptive alcohol use with clinically significant impairment as manif ...

(8 pages) 85 1 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Schizophrenia and Psychosis

ic complaints in the absence of organic impairments". (Hansell & Damour, 2005) According to the DSM-IV, somatization disorder often begins in adolescence and must have its onset before the age of ... l worries about our health. The fixation with the fear of disease is long lasting. According to the DSM-Iv, these fears must last over 6 month's time. Even with a thorough medical, tests that come bac ...

(5 pages) 34 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

tistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the official manual used in diagnosing mental disorders. The DSM has changed considerably since it was first published in 1952. DSM-I listed a mere 66 disorders, ... shed in 1952. DSM-I listed a mere 66 disorders, compared to the 400 disorders listed in the current DSM-IV. DSM I and DSM II were influenced by the psychodynamic approach. The manuals suggested that a ...

(4 pages) 49 0 5.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Describe the eating disorders: their symptoms, how each theoretical perspective describes their cause and treats each one, and your personal opinion on eating disorders.

United States is anorexia nervosa. Signs that a person might have this disorder, as mandated by the DSM, are refusal to maintain body weight above a minimally normal weight for age and height, intense ... g laxatives or diuretics.There are more symptoms of anorexia nervosa other than those listed by the DSM to look for. Clinical symptoms include the person being preoccupied with food. For example, they ...

(7 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

DSM response paper

Farzana TaherProfessor Pipitone - Psych 100December, 9, 2013Psychological Disorders/ DSM Response PaperThere are times when people are troubled with thoughts, behaviors or emotions that ... disorder is simply an abnormal way of acting toward something. Psychologists follow a guide called DSM which is short for The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. This detailed guide helps psychologist ... s were not just fighting for their rights, but for their sanity.The authority figures that make the DSM impact the people by making an assumption about an illness or way of life. They give their own d ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology