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Motivation Diagnoses

What is the DSM? What are the Axes in the DSM, and how are they used (provide an example of each)?

Can you explain this new book to me so I can understand what exactly this has to do with anything and how it relates to cognition (various symptoms or etiology).

Which Axis or Axes may we find motivation diagnoses? Or what are a couple of possible diagnoses involving motivation as a precursor?

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Motivation in Psychology is defined as "The internal state or condition that activates and gives direction to our thoughts, feelings, and actions." (Lahey, 2010, p.365)

DSM is defined in Psychology as "Psychiatric Diagnoses are categorized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th. Edition. Better known as the DSM-IV, the manual is published by the American Psychiatric Association and covers all mental health disorders for both children and adults. It also lists known causes of these disorders, statistics in terms of gender, age at onset, and prognosis as well as some ...

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Motivation diagnoses is examined. The Axes in the DSM and how they are used are provided.