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DSM V: Strengths and Weaknesses

This solution provides an explanation of what you perceive to be two strengths and two limitations of the DSM-5 and why you consider each as such. Also, explain how and when you might use the DSM-5 in your practice and the ways you can circumvent its limitations

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Some some weaknesses of the new DSM include the fact that they added several new disorders, such as PMS and painful sex leading to the notion that many more people will be diagnosed with mental illness (up to 50% of the population). I think most people would have a problem with PMS and painful sex being labeled a mental illness. This could cause a lot of people to be unfairly labeled as mentally ill. Another weakness is that it has changed how ...

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This solution describes some strengths and weakness of the new DSM V.