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Summary Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5

- American Psychiatric Association
ISBN-10 0890425566 ISBN-13 9780890425565
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A snapshot of the summary - Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5 Author: American Psychiatric Association ISBN: 9780890425565

  • 2 Diagnostic criteria and codes

  • 2.1.1 intellectual disabilities

  • What is criteria A for intellectual disability (intellectual development disorder)?
    deficits in intellectual functions. confirmed by clinical assessments and standardized intelligence testing
  • What is criteria B for intellectual disability (intellectual development disorder)?
    deficits in adaptive functioning. without support limited functioning
  • What is criteria C for intellectual disability (intellectual development disorder)?
    onset during developmental period
  • Specifiers for intellectual disability (intellectual development disorder)?
    • Mild: Able to blend in and fuction 
    • Moderate: Can care for them selfs, sometimes need instructions and support, basic communication 
    • Severe: needs supervision + support in most situations, little ability to communicate 
    • Profound: requires close supervision. Extremely limited in day to day life -
  • What is criteria B for global development delay?
     Severity level cannot be reliable assessed (eg with stand. testing) during childhood
  • What is unspecified intellectual disability?
    over the age of 5
    when degree of mental disability is hard to define due to blindness, deaf, etc.
  • 2.1.2 communication disorders

  • What is criteria A for language disorder?
    Difficulties in use of language across modalities that are below expected age, that include:
    • Reduced vocabulary 
    • Limited sentence structure 
    • Impairments in discourse (ability to use language to explain, describe or conversate)
  • What is criteria B for language disorder?
    language abilities are below those expected of age. resulting in functional limitations
  • What is criteria D for language disorder?
    The disability is not attributable to motor, medical, neurological or better explained by something else
  • What is criteria B for speech sound disorder?
    causing limitations in effective communication or anxiety about speaking
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