The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
(abbrev. DSM) is an American handbook for diagnosis
and statistics of mental disorders.
We are at the fourth edition, indicated as DSM-IV.
In aproximately 50 years the DSM has evolved from DSM-I
to DSM-III-R. At this moment (2005) the latest version
is DSM-IV-TR, which is only textually different from
DSM-IV, because in 2000, it was conformed to the most
recent psychological insights.
The DSM-IV-TR is a classification of mental disorders
which was developed for use in health care and investigation.
One of the most important characteristics is the providing
of diagnostic criteria to improve the reliabilty of
|| The International Statistical Classification of Diseases
and Related Health Problems is an international used
list of diseases, which is managed by the World Health
Since we are at the tenth edition, it is abbreviated
known as ICD-10.
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