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What is the DSM-IV-TR?

What is the DSM IV-TR? How does it guide the diagnosis of abnormal behavior? Do you think it is 100% reliable? Why or why not? What are the advantages and disadvantages of classification systems for abnormal behavior?

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The DSM-IV-TR stands for: Diagnostic Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition, Text-Revision. This manual is created for diagnosis of all mental health and psychiatric conditions. The manual includes:

Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence
Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders Due to a General Medical Condition
Substance-Related Disorders
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Factitious Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Eating Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified
Adjustment Disorders
Personality Disorders
Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of ...

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The solution discusses what the DSM IV-TR is and whether it is reliable or not. Also discussed are the advantages and disadvantages of classification systems for abnormal behavior.

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