The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly known as the DSM-5, is the recognized resource for clinicians, researchers, insurers, and patients. The manual is widely used by health care professionals in the United States and across the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders.
What makes the DSM manual useful is its use of simple language. The use of layman terms and descriptions of symptoms makes it easy for patients and practitioners to understand and communicate the diagnosis. Additionally, the manual is an easy read and establishes consistent and reliable diagnoses which can be used in research of mental disorders.
Here at George Holton Yates, P.C. we refer to the DSM-5 to stay on top of all possible defenses related to mental disorders and diseases.