PSYB32H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, American Psychiatric Association
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (dsm): a publication of the american. Psychiatric association that is an attempt to delineate specific and discrete syndromes or mental disorders. It has been through several revisions and the current one is the fourth edition (dsm- Dsm-iv: the fourth edition of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders of the. Some sections were rewritten to incorporate research findings and enhance clarity; however, there were few substantive changes. Mental disorder: a behavioural or psychological syndrome associated with current distress and/or disability. Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. Separation anxiety disorder: child has excessive anxiety about being away from home or parents. Conduct disorder: child repeatedly violate social norms and rules. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd): difficulty sustaining attention and are unable to control their activity when the situation calls for it. Mental retardation: show subnormal intellectual functioning and deficits in adaptive functioning.