Asked by Samantha Gallegos on Feb 29, 2024

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Which of the following is NOT an accurate statement regarding the DSM?

A) The first edition of the DSM, published in 1952, listed about 100 disorders.
B) The DSM-4 revised edition published in 2000 contains nearly 400 disorders.
C) The primary aim of the DSM is to explain the causes of various psychological disorders.
D) The DSM has had a powerful influence on notions of mental disorder.

DSM

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a handbook used as a standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders.

DSM-4

The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a guide for diagnosing mental disorders.

Psychological Disorders

Patterns of behavioral or psychological symptoms that impact multiple areas of life, leading to distress for the person experiencing them.

  • Understand the intent, benefits, and objections associated with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
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Clayton Moore

Feb 29, 2024

Final Answer :
C
Explanation :
The primary aim of the DSM is not to explain the causes of various psychological disorders, but rather to provide a standardized system for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders.