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Diagnosing Mental Illness with the Perspectives Approach

Diagnosing Mental Illness with the Perspectives Approach
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Is it time to rethink our approach to diagnosing and treating patients with mental illness? Here’s an in-depth look at the perspectives model.

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    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the handbook traditionally used by healthcare professionals to guide the diagnosis of psychiatric conditions, but a number of psychiatrists advocate for the perspectives approach, which extends beyond the DSM model. So how exactly do these two models differ? And how might this newer approach impact our patients? Joining Dr. Charles Turck to answer those and other key questions on the perspectives approach to diagnosing and treating patients with mental illness is Dr. Margaret Chisolm, author of From Survive to Thrive: Living Your Best Life with Mental Illness

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