Posted by SLS on December 6, 2004, at 0:55:59
In reply to Re: DSM versus ICD, posted by simcha on December 3, 2004, at 16:24:25
> I prefer the ICD. Now I'll make my case...
> This applies to the USA:
> The DSM classifications get used by insurance companies, governmental agencies, other mental health professionals to pigeon-hole clients in nice neat boxes. Once these clients are pigeon-holed, depending on the condition, they may or may not help the client to the extent that they actually need.
But isn't this really a defect in the way a diagnostic system is used rather than in the system itself?