Describe the DSM

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Describe the DSM ?
The DSM Provides Criteria from which mental health disorders can be diagnosed.
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How has the DSM changed?
definitions have been more precise , changes have been made in line of social norms and new disorders outlined in each edition
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What does the DSM use five of and how?
Uses 5 axes model. each axis measures a different aspect in relation to the disorder. Axis 1-3 are compulsory and 4-5 are optional when trying to get a diagnosis
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What does axis 1 measure?
Measures Clinical disorder , such as schizophrenia , depression , bulimia ,sleep disorder
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What does axis 2 measure?
Personality disorders and mental retardation, chronic conditions to go alongside the axis 1 disorder
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What does axis 3 measure?
general medical conditions these are physical problems that are relevant to the condition
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What is the main strength of the DSM?
used widely and agreed upon, allowing common and universal diagnosis
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One weakness of the DSM#?
it serves confirmation that sufferers of these condition are sufferers who need treatment although some suggest it may be a different way of living
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