Directions: Identify critiques of the DSM in general and the DSM-5 in particular
Identify critiques of the DSM in general and the DSM-5 in particular. Cite articles that you have researched when answering questions. You can also cite personal opinion pieces and/or blog posts from people in the field of psychology. You can also use information from the textbook and the power point to help answer questions.
Answer all of the questions in sections 1-5 in full sentences. Specifics:
Answers will be assessed based on clarity of responses, use of supporting examples, thoroughness in answering all questions, and grammar.
Length: Minimum of 4 page and maximum of 5 pages, Times New Roman 12-point font, 1-inch margins, double spaced
Describe 3 ways that the DSM is used in the field of psychology.
Identify 3 changes that were made from the DSM-IV to the DSM-V.
Describe a minimum of 2 critiques about how the DSM-5 addresses (or does not address) social and cultural influences on mental health disorders.
Describe at least 2 critiques about how (the process by which) the DSM-5 added new disorders OR describe critiques of at least 2 of the new disorders added.
What is your opinion on the pros and cons of using the DSM? Identify 2 pros and 2 cons when you give your opinion.