Should Social Workers Use Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5?
Abbreviated Journal Title
Res. Soc. Work. Pract.
mental health; field of practice; evidence-based practice; literature; review; assessment; psychometric study; diagnosis; psychometric study; Social Work
Up until now, social workers have depended on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as the primary diagnostic classification for mental disorders. However, the DSM-5 revision includes scientifically unfounded, inadequately tested, and potentially dangerous diagnoses that may lead them to question its integrity and to find alternatives.
Research on Social Work Practice
"Should Social Workers Use Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5?" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2589.