PSYCH 515 Week 1 DQ 6
As you know from this week's readings, the DSM is the diagnostic manual that is widely used by mental health clinicians. Most, if not all insurance companies require clinicians to submit a DSM diagnosis in order for the clinician to be reimbursed. Because the DSM is so popular, in some professional circles it has become an object of controversy, even condemnation. Regardless of one's attitudes about the DSM, I believe that it's important to consider alternate perspectives that are grounded in a critical analysis of this significant document.