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Chapter 6: DSM-5 and 15 Clinical Sketches of Using, Misusing, and Addiction
Gone are the days of thinking you’re addicted or you’re not—enter a future that asks the question, “Are you a healthy user of substances, or do you have a mild, moderate, or severe Substance Use Disorder (SUD), or an addiction?”
The newest version of the diagnostic bible of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), was released in May 2013 and is still being actively studied for progressive implementation. It will be a time of confusion for clinicians, doctors, students, mental health facilities, patients, families, and insurance companies until these revisions are ready for everyday implementation. This chapter proposes a ...