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- abbr. Distinguished Service Medal
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- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
- Distinguished Service Medal
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#122, Randy, your assertion that the DSM is a fake is a ridiculous statement.
In fact, given the significant importance of psychopathology, personality traits, physical disease, psychosocial and enviromental factors as well as global functioning, I wonder if an approach similar to the axes in DSM-IV may be best.
Such scientific exchanges were recognized in DSM-III, DSM-III-R, and DSM-IV as being crucial in order to insure that outside perspectives were considered throughout the development process, not merely when the revision is in close-to-final form.
According to the GID Reform Advocates website (link here), “The DSM is regarded as the medical and social definition of mental disorder throughout North America and strongly influences The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems published by the World Health Organization.”
Now, of course, the DSM is being maintained and updated by a more committee-like structure.
Boxee Box, a video on demand set top box that runs the popular XMBC-based freeware HTPC application, is manufactured by D-Link and bears the moniker DSM-380.
She also has a chatty, informal tone: she calls the DSM-IV "the big book that psychologists use to label what kind of crazy everyone is."
It’s my understanding that the DSM is actually minutes from a meeting, and not some “memo.”
If CNN doesn’t feel that the DSM is airtight evidence, then they have no business putting it up on the screen.
Back to Underwood's current role, Karen Darling's fiancé Simon Elder on "DSM" - Underwood says Wednesday's episode "is our engagement party and of course, nothing goes as planned."
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