Abnormal Psychology

DQQ#9: Diagnostic Labeling versus Diagnostic Inflation Psychiatrist Allen Frances, M.D. was the chair of the DSM task force responsible for updating the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual to its 4th version (American Psychiatric Association, 2004).  Years later, when the DSM 5 came out (APA, 2013), he had a lot to say about what he saw as its shortcomings.  Essentially, Frances claimed that earlier, he and his team had gone too far with their own good intentions, and said that the DSM 5 team had made the situation even worse.  He argued that new categories and criteria in the DSM 5 would lead to “diagnostic hyperinflation,” and that numerous people who did not have mental disorders would soon come to be regarded as mentally ill.  I have attached two chapters of his book in a .pdf file to this DBQ, and I encourage you to read as much of it as you can (it is huge, I know –over 60 pages) before giving your response to these questions:  (BTW, when you open it in Adobe, hit View >Rotate View> Counterclockwise to read it.)  Here are your questions:. 1.  In what ways does use of the DSM help mental professionals help their patients?  In what ways does it hurt?  2.  How might diagnostic labels (or the processes of diagnosing patients) contribute to maladjustment?  3.  How might these labels lead to better care of these patients, or better self care? 4.  Do you agree or disagree with Dr. Frances, and why? Write a brief essay (at least 400 words) sharing your own reactions, thoughts and evaluation.  DO NOT QUOTE YOUR SOURCE MATERIAL.  Use their ideas in your own words, and cite them in APA (Author, Year) format; include an APA style References section (which is not part of your essay’s word count).

Struggling to find relevant content? Order a custom essay on
Abnormal Psychology
Let our experts save you the hassle
Order Now
Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with GPA Fix
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
Testimonials
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Social Work and Human Services
Thank you
Customer 452559, July 2nd, 2021
Social Work and Human Services
Great Work!
Customer 452587, March 16th, 2022
Nursing
Great paper!
Customer 452707, July 1st, 2022
ENG 099
Excellent Paper. The only 100 in the class.
Customer 452775, July 19th, 2022
public speaking
The work was excelent and very professional.
Customer 452653, November 1st, 2021
Computer science
extremely happy with the service, again! You guys are the best.
Customer 452715, July 27th, 2022
Social Work and Human Services
Excellent Work!!!!
Customer 452587, November 29th, 2021
Other
AWESOME
Customer 452813, June 30th, 2022
Social Work and Human Services
Excellent Work
Customer 452587, November 22nd, 2021
Eng 099
I recveived a B on this paper but I'm not sure why.
Customer 452775, June 18th, 2022
Nursing
Thank you so much for being the best website for assignment help.
Customer 452635, June 24th, 2022
Other
GOOD
Customer 452813, July 5th, 2022
11,595
Customer reviews in total
96%
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
37%
Customers referred by a friend
OUR GIFT TO YOU
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat
error: Content is protected !!