Neurodevelopmental Disorders begin on page 31 of the full-text manual and 17 of the desk reference. Both begin with intellectual disability or intellectual developmental disorder as the first disorder for the DSM-5, as this would be typically diagnosed in childhood, with a specification for whether mild, moderate, severe, or profound. The
Key differences from the DSM-IV and DSM-IV-TR versus the DSM-5 are provided in the next section of the manual, while the cautionary consideration for the latest DSM remains mostly unchanged. The DSM-5 aligns nicely with the ICD-10 and ICD-11. Codes for diagnosis may be different, but both codes are necessary for
As I state in another area of this site, I enjoy collegiality when working on behalf of an individual or couple to ensure faster recovery from pain and suffering. The term for this collaboration is “collateral.” Collateral is accomplished by way of a client’s or clients’ signed authorization to work with
This monthly section of the site examines each and every DSM-5 diagnostic found therein. My hope is that by reading this section of the site, anyone happening upon the pages may find it easier to understand a specific diagnosis or set of co-occurring diagnoses with regard to an article’s main topic.