Controversies Associated With Changing Diagnostic Criteria
In this discussion you will be evaluating contributions of psychological research in the applied context of the DSM-5. To begin, read the DSM-5 section entitled, “Conditions for Further Study” (Section III of the DSM-5) and the article titled “An Overview of the DSM-5: Changes,Controversy, and Implications for Psychiatric Nursing.”
Then, address the following points in your post:
- What are three controversies discussed in the Halter, Rolin-Kenny, & Dzurec (2013) article? Give your opinions about these controversies. From your point view, are these legitimate concerns? Why or why not?
- Name a disorder identified as requiring significantly more research and study from the DSM-5 section entitled, “Conditions for Further Study” (Section III of the DSM-5). Construct a research question that is pertinent to the disorder you selected.
- Briefly outline a research method that could be used to investigate the disorder based on one of the research methods presented in your textbook.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers. Are the research methods they selected appropriate for studying the disorders they chose? Support your opinions with scholarly information and reasoning. What alternative research design could be employed to study the disorders they discussed?
It is suggested that you return to the discussion forum before the end of the week to read and respond to the responses to your posts.