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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)

 

The DSM is published by the American Psychiatric Association and covers all mental health disorders for both children and adults.  It also lists known causes of these disorders, statistics in terms of gender, age at onset, and prognosis as well as some research concerning the optimal treatment approaches.

 

Mental Health Professionals use this manual when working with patients in order to better understand their illness and potential treatment.

 

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