Mental Health Advantages And Disadvantages

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DSM is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual it is used by mental health professionals to provide a clear and concise diagnostic description for a variety of mental disorders. There are five axes, and each is assigned to a different mental disorder. The five axes are: Axis I, Axis II, Axis III, Axis IV, and Axis V. Each category of DSM IV provides mental health professionals with a description that assists in the determining if someone is or is not suffering from a disorder. With every diagnosis manual there is advantages and disadvantages. Some of the disadvantages are over-diagnosis, and confusing mental disorders with everyday problems. On the other hand, diagnostic manuals can have its advantages some of them are reliable diagnosis and create accurate and effective treatments for those that suffer from different mental disorders. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual has its weakness and benefits, but when used correctly it can make mental health professional jobs easier and more accurate when it comes to treating or classifying their patients. The purpose of axis I is to represent the acute symptoms that need treatment, this is the top-level of the DSM (DeepDiveAdmin,2015). The three most well-known disorders are: panic attacks, major depression and schizophrenic (DeepDiveAdmin,2015). Major depression is one of the most usual form of depressions is commonly linked to Bipolar Disorder (Lane,2017). Major depression is feelings of sadness, or low esteem that persist and
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