Dsm-5 Literature Review

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In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a new manual called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), to be used by doctors and other health care professionals to diagnose ADHD in children and adults. This manual serves as a guide for the healthcare practitioners, to lay out the criteria when conducting diagnoses of ADHD in an individual. The recent edition of the manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) was produced to change, how ADHD is diagnosed in children and adults particularly the causes of ADHD, the symptom description, and the awareness on the use of information about the disorder in children and adults. Studies have shown…show more content…
The old DSM-IV TR referred the three types of ADHD symptoms as subtypes, but with the new DSM-5 system, they are now referred to as presentations, because ADHD symptoms constantly change in children and adult throughout their lifetime. The DSM-5 is a new trend adopted by the APA in an effort to better describe how the ADHD affects any child at different stages of life of that child. APA, (2013). The APA expressed that, children with this disorder have trouble focusing and misbehaving at one time or another. They advise that parents and healthcare professionals should keep a close eye on the children that shows obvious signs of ADHD. The DSM-5 makes it easier for the health care to identify all the hidden traces of the symptom in a child. It describes the different types of symptom of the disorder as the predominantly Inattentive Presentation, which makes a child to have difficulty organizing and finishing a task, pay attention to details and to follow instructions. The new DSM-5 is used to detect all these symptoms easily in a child. The Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation is the symptoms DSM-5 detects that makes the child to talk a lot, have difficulty remaining seated, it also makes it difficult for a child to engage in activities quietly. The DSM-5 could be a useful tool for the scientist, to find the true cause of all the symptoms of any disorder in a child. The third…show more content…
They assures that , the policy applies to all the online information , different policy and guidelines may protect other existing information with regards to the offline collected information .This policy is only covering the CHADD and any change in the policy ,will be posted on the website. The CHADD collects two types of identifying information from victims of ADHD. The personally identifiable information and non- personally identifiable information like IP address. The DSM-5 is used to record the accurate identifiable information with permission of the patient, like email address, name, mailing address, telephone number, credit card information to ensure that , the necessary information like the newsletters , membership registration card, participation bulletin boards are forwarded in time as requested as soon as they are available to them. Families are given surveys by the CHADD for evaluation purposes through the DSM-5 for monitoring and improvement. The non-personally identifiable information from the ADHD individual is used to better the interest of the audience visiting the CHADD website. This is anonymous browser information and is not linked to any individual.” CHADD may

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