The DSM-5 presents many changes in the criteria and categories used in the clinical diagnosis of clients. In addition, the proposed changes within the DSM-5 also attempts to address some of the concerns regarding the lack of a contextual assessment process regarding the role of culture within the lives of clients (Warren, 2013). This research aims to create a comparison between the DSM-IV-TR and the DSM-5 of some of the most common diagnosis used by Family Service Rochester including: bipolar disorder, depression, autism disorder, anxiety and ADHD. In addition, this project also intends to develop a comprehensive cultural analysis of the already mentioned disorders to enlighten future culturally appropriate interventions for individuals who face mental health challenges.
Robin R. Wingo
Date of Degree
Other Capstone Project
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Zendejas-Finley, Claudia, "DSM-IV-TR/DSM-5, An Evidence-Based Comparative Analysis with Focus on the Cultural Context of Mental Health Illness of: Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Autism Disorders, Anxiety and ADHD." (2014). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 897.
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