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    What is the DSM-IV-TR?

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    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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