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    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.

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    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 ...

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