Analyze the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

Assignment: Analyze the DSM-5 – Availability Ends Your signature assignment for this course involves taking a conceptual look at the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) and DMS-4. You will choose one of the adult diagnostic categories in Chapters 8-15 in Psychopathology Foundation for a Contemporary Understanding, 3rd Edition by James Maddux and Barbara Winstead (2012), and then compare and contrast this diagnosis between the DSM-IV and the DSM-5. I am choosing Chapter 15 – Mental Health and Aging Explain the theoretical and structural differences for these differences. Also offer a scholarly opinion, based on research and discussion on the DSM and its versioning processes, in which you criticize or defend the DSM-5. Be sure to mention how well the DSM is suited to deal with diversity issues (gender, age, ethnicity) related to the diagnostic category you chose. Support your paper with at least 10 peer-reviewed journal articles, published in the past five years. Length: 12 pages not including reference page(s) Let me know if I need to take copy of Chapter 15

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