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This evidence-based tool is composed of a series of questionnaires that assist clinicians in making person-centered cultural assessments to inform diagnosis and treatment planning.

How Clinicians Actually Use the DSM

Given that one of the primary goals of making DSM revisions is to improve its clinical utility, establishing a baseline of current usage is critical to inform future proposals. For this and other reasons, the authors provide preliminary results from research focused on determining clinicians’ actual use of DSM.

The transition to ICD-10 poses unique challenges for mental health providers. Here are 6 documentation and coding issues they need to understand.

The WHO Disability Assessment Schedule, Version 2 is included in Section III of DSM-5. What is the WHODAS 2.0 used to assess?

animal hoarding

The authors provide information about the human-animal bond that may provide a starting point for understanding the development of animal-hoarding disorder.

Should racism be considered a psychiatric disorder?

What psychiatry needs is a new approach to “psychiatric theory.” Here are a few practical suggestions.

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