The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is used by clinicians and psychiatrists to diagnose psychiatric illnesses. In 2013, the latest version, known as the DSM-5, was released. The DSM is published by the American Psychiatric Association and covers all categories of mental health disorders for both adults and children.
The DSM is utilized widely in the United States for psychiatric diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and insurance coverage purposes. Clinicians use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to diagnose people with substance or behavioral addictions. To meet the criteria for a substance use disorder, a person must display at least 2 of the following behaviors over the course of a year:
Getting a diagnosis of addiction can be difficult to deal with. But if you or a loved one is seeking treatment or have any concerns about a diagnosis, ask a therapist for information. Your diagnosis can open up resources that help you get the proper treatment and find out about insurance coverage that makes treatment possible. Having an accurate diagnosis will greatly benefit patients, especially those who have co-occurring mental health conditions that normally act as obstacles to sobriety.
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