Purchase Solution

Key Differences Between DSM-4 and DSM-5

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

Please help with the following problem:

Explain the difference between DSM-V and DSM-IV when it deals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Comments or thoughts welcome. I will expand on the information provided.

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

This solution describes key differences between DSM-4 and DSM-5 with respect to Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The explanation is provided in 410 words.

Solution Preview

It appears that the primary difference between DSM-IV and DSM-V when it deals with generalized anxiety disorder is the fact that DSM-IV seems to characterize this disorder as one specific disorder that has common causes and does not break this disorder down into detailed different components. DSM-IV and DSM-V five both share some commonalities when it comes to defining generalized anxiety disorder. These commonalities include the designation of generalized anxiety disorder as being a level of anxiety that an individual cannot control, or it is extremely difficult for this individual to control. One of the key differences in this respect, is the fact that DSM-V does ...

Solution provided by:
  • Criminal Justice, Elizabeth City State University
  • Master of Public Administration, North Carolina Central University
Recent Feedback
  • "Excellent work, from the time of my post to the time I received a response was days ahead of my requirements. "
  • "Great, Thank You for our Help!!"
  • "Excellent, thank you "
  • "Thank you"
  • "Thank you!"
Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
How can you tell if your loved one is suicidal?

This is a small quiz to help determine if a loved one is suicidal and what steps should be taken to help stop suicide.


This quiz provides a general overview of psychology basics.

Motion Perception

This quiz will help students test their understanding of the differences between the types of motion perception, as well as the understanding of their underlying mechanisms.

Role of Memory in Learning

This quiz addresses the role of memory in the learning process. The quiz differentiates between the different types of memory that facilitate learning.

Abnormal Psychology

This quiz will explore the faucets of abnormal psychology, from the question of what is abnormal, to the intricacies of DSM diagnosable disorders.