DSM-5 and PTSD Diagnosis

While the DSM-5 is considered a reputable standard for determining psychopathology, it has been criticized by some professionals in the behavioral health fields. As you study psychopathology, it is important for you to understand the varied viewpoints regarding this diagnostic tool and to be able to critique and evaluate its relevance. you will demonstrate your ability to critique the role of the DSM in determining psychopathology.  

  • Critique the diagnostic accuracy and cultural sensitivity of the DSM-5 diagnosis of PTSD.
  • Include an analysis of the strengths and opportunities for how PTSD is characterized in the DSM-5.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of other available diagnostic systems, including their evaluation technique for PTSD.
  • Review the DSM-5 for other diagnoses that contain the DSM-5 criteria for PTSD. Describe any you find.