Evaluating the DSM-5

Review this week’s readings in the DSM-5. Keep in mind the stated purpose of the DSM. Consider the organization of the classifications and any possible biases with respect to the position of certain disorders. Note whether or not the classifications are easy to follow and the appendices easy to navigate. Consider potential strengths and limitations of the DSM-5.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 an explanation of what you perceive to be two strengths and two limitations of the DSM-5 and why you consider each as such. Also, explain how and when you might use the DSM-5 in your practice and the ways you can circumvent its limitations.

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