Acknowledgements iv Learning objectives 1 Introduction 2 The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: why do we have such a manual? 3 The consequences of diagnosing someone with a mental disorder 8 Changes to diagnoses: what has changed in DSM-5? 14 How the changes in DSM affect individuals, their families and service providers 30 How DSM will contribute to research and practice in the future 34 Summary 38 Case studies 40 Glossary 52 References 53
Dr Gavin Beccaria is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Sciences, Department of Psychology, at the University of Southern Queensland. He teaches clinical psychology in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, and also works part-time in private practice as a clinical psychologist. Prior to moving into academia, he was the Director of Psychology at the Toowoomba Health Service and managed 35 psychologists. He has worked with peopleof all ages in a number of setings, including the community, local hospitals and tertiary mental health facilities, and has treated people with severe mental illness. A winner of a Faculty Early Career Teaching Award, Gavin?s current research interests include evaluating clinical and counselling interventions, and problem-solving training.