The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is the most widely used and accepted scheme for diagnosing mental disorders in the United States and beyond. DSM-5 was released with profound changes revealed in the required diagnostic process, specific criteria for previously established diagnoses, as well as the addition and deletion of specific mental disorders. DSM-5RG and the Law provides an excellent summary of the DSM-5 diagnostic changes and the implications of these changes in various types of criminal and civil litigation. It also provides practical guidelines on how to correctly use the DSM-5 diagnostic process to record diagnoses in a forensic report.
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DSM-5 : development and implementation / Jessica Ferranti DSM-5 and major diagnostic changes / William Newman, Brian Holoyda DSM-5 : diagnosing and report writing / Charles Scott DSM-5 and psychiatric evaluations of individuals in the criminal justice system / Richard Frierson DSM5 : competencies and the criminal justice system / Stephen Noffsinger, Jennifer Piel DSM-5 and not guilty by reason of insanity and diminished mens rea defenses / Stephen Noffsinger, Jennifer Piel DSM-5 and civil competencies / Robert Weinstock, Jennifer Piel, Gregory B. Leong DSM-5 and personal injury litigation / Charles Scott, Ryan Wagoner, Mace Beckson DSM-5 and disability evaluations / John Greene, Charles Scott DSM-5 and education evaluations in school aged children / Anne McBride DSM-5 and malingering / Barbara McDermott, Charles Scott.
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