Volume 25, Issue 3 (1996)
Implications of DSM-IV for the Practice of School Psychology: Introduction to the Mini-Series
Thomas J. Power, George J. DuPaul
The American Psychiatric Association published the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994) in the spring of 1994. This event was highly significant because the DSM is used by thousands of mental health professionals throughout the country to assess and classify developmental, behavioral, and emotional problems of children, adolescents, and adults. The ramifications of the publication of DSM-IV extend well beyond the mental health system; in particular the revision of the DSM has an effect on the practice of psychology in our schools.
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