Diagnostic Systems

Unit 10 discussions 1 and 2

Unit 10-1

[u10d1] Unit 10 Discussion 1

Diagnostic Systems

Based upon your reading of all sources, respond to the following:

  • Is there value in keeping some diagnostic system? Why or why not?
    • If you believe that there is value in keeping some diagnostic system, what would it consist of?
      • Would it look like the DSM-5 or something different?
      • If different, what would the features be?

The journal articles assigned for this unit can serve as one set of ideas, but feel free to use other sources.

Response Guidelines

Review the posts of other learners and respond to at least two of them. Explain whether you agree or disagree with the substance of their post. Support your position.

Resources

Unit 10-2

[u10d2] Unit 10 Discussion 2

Personal Opinion

Based upon your experiences and learning throughout this course, respond to the following:

  • How has your personal opinion about diagnosis changed since the beginning of this course?
    • What position do you see diagnosis occupying in the larger social or political context?
    • What measures might you take to strike a balance between engaging the DSM fully enough to use it well and with precision, yet maintaining an intelligently critical stance toward it?

Response Guidelines

Review the posts of other learners and respond to at least two of them.

Resources

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