This portion of the website will look at the creation of the DSM-III, and the disgnoses that were added and taken away as compared to the DSM-II.   The DSM-III offered many positive attributes that previous editions did not have, such as a more organized layout of criteria, and the multi-axial system that allowed mental health professionals to look at patient’s family and environment to help make a diagnosis.  It also included some new diagnoses such as PTSD and Borderline Personality disorder, as well as removing homosexuality as a mental disorder.


This portion of the website is being authored by Mary Hannick

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