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What is DSM-5

Handbook of Research on Trends and Issues in Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Victim Support
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (published by the American Psychiatric Association) is the handbook used by health care professionals as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. It c ontains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders.
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Sex Offender Treatment Program in Prison and Rehabilitation
Gilda Scardaccione (University G. d'Annunzio, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1286-9.ch022
The chapter seeks to demonstrate and describe, from a critical perspective, the most widespread treatment models and programs for sex offenders in prison, opting for integrated approach based on risk assessment and the evaluation of their psychological and social characteristics. Furthermore, specifying factors that can affect the success of the treatment leads to the conclusion that sex offenders require the implementation of differentiated programs focused on their personal characteristics and needs. The reduction of recidivism is indicated as a criterion with which to assess the effectiveness of the programs, although the results achieved in research on the matter do not always agree and do not always confirm a reduction in repeat offenses in the subjects undergoing treatment. The chapter concludes by calling for greater program development and more precise methodological accuracy in verifying the results.
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A Thorough Presentation of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the taxonomic and diagnostic tool published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for psychiatric diagnoses.
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Inclusive Strategies and Screening of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries: A Regional Overview
DSM-5-TR contains the most up-to-date criteria for diagnosing mental disorders, along with extensive descriptive text, providing a common language for clinicians to communicate about their patients.
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Overview of Conduct Disorder: Implications for School Rehabilitation Professionals
An abbreviation for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders with Fifth Edition (APA, 2020).
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