Originally intended to be in four parts which shorten it to three. We already posted a pilot version of it some years back but that now has been greatly expanded on and corrected. The various Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)’s is a fractionation one but also a disturbing one. We will cover DSM and psychiatric diagnosis aspects that make clinicians and researchers vulnerable to biased diagnostic decisions. These include Value-laden and vague concepts of mental disorder, upon which the entire DSM nosology is based. Criterion biases, biases within diagnostic criteria for specific disorders. Clinician bias, unfolding in a clinician–client interaction. We will also add further clarifications and examinations of bias in psychiatric diagnosis to understand it best and how diagnostic decision-making may be linked to clinical competency to serve better clients who seek our help.
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