Information - DSM-IV-TR & ICD-10

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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 diagnosis.

  The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems is an international used list of diseases, which is managed by the World Health Organisation.
Since we are at the tenth edition, it is abbreviated known as ICD-10.

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