What Is the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) And Who Doesn't Like It?


This week for our mental health topic, we learned about the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and it's transformation over the years. The criticisms it's faced, the language it's adjusted and all the fun stuff that makes modern psychology diagnosis possible.

Here's the timeline run-through, but to learn more, definitely watch the episode!

•    1952: The DSM-I
•    1968: The DSM-II
•    1974: The DSM-II Reprint
•    1984: The DSM-III
•    1987: The DSM-III-R
•    1994: The DSM-IV
•    2000: The DSM-IV-TR
•    2013: The DSM-5

Love and Light,


DSM-5 info on APA.org: https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/dsm 

Frances, AJ. The International Reaction to DSM 5 Provides a warning to ICD 11 not to make same mistakes. Psychology today. Posted Apr 25, 2013.

History of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, http://tpb.psy.ohio-state.edu/5681/notes/dsm/01.htm ; Ohio State University, Accessed August 15, 2018.

International Classification of Diseases 

Kawa S, Giordano J. A brief historicity of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Issues and implications for the future of psychiatric canon and practice. Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine : PEHM. 2012;7:2. doi:10.1186/1747-5341-7-2.

Margarita Tartakovsky. How the DSM Developed: What You Might Not Know. Psych Central. Accessed August 15, 2018