What is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5?
What is The DSM 5?
Mental Health Clinicians use The DSM 5 to define and treat mental disorders. This means that, to a certain extent, the DSM 5 determines what is and is not a mental disorder. Until 1973, homosexuality was considered a disorder until the American Psychiatric Association removed it from the DSM. Life and health insurance rates can rise as well, depending on the diagnosis. Take a look at some of the new changes.
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