Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Anxiety and Mood Disorders –  In 2013 the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition (DSM-V) changed the method of classification to bring all these categories under a single heading: schizophrenia.

According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the decision to eliminate these various subtypes was based on the conclusion they had “limited diagnostic stability, low reliability, and poor validity.” It was concluded that they did not help to provide better treatment or to predict how patients would respond to treatment.

Changes to DSM 5-

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE:the function of the book is to categorize and provide official labels/descriptions of disorders, and that it’s mostly used by clinicians for insurance purposes. Other factors that have changed include the elimination of the Axis system.

Welcome Back!  One month to go until our Exam…

This week we will have a quiz (TUE) out of 15 marks only on Social Psychology.  I will then begin Abnormal Psychology and in depth look at Anxiety and Depression.



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