In this unit, you have learned about diagnosis and assessment in psychopathology as well as different research methods in the field. Write an essay that describes what you have learned about the topics below covered in the unit. In your response, be sure to address the following questions:
- How is the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) different from previous versions? Does it improve the classification of disorders, or is the grouping of psychiatric and medical diagnoses too broad of a categorization?
Does the current diagnostic and treatment scheme reflect sufficient cultural sensitivity, or are some culturespecific influences ignored?
- Has deinstitutionalization reduced our understanding or ability to research mental illness?
Your essay must be a minimum of two pages in length, and your essay should include an introduction, which provides the background and purpose of the essay, and a conclusion, which sums up your main points.
At least two academic sources must be used to support your points. All sources must be cited in APA format, and your paper should be formatted in accordance to APA guidelines, including a title page and reference page.