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Why is it important to have a widely recognized system for classification of abnormal behavior?

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Dr. Michael Welsh
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In brief: Communication

A widely recognized system for classification of abnormal behavior (such as the dsm-iv) is essential in communication between providers.
As opposed to listing off a series of symptoms, were able to more effectively communicate based on a diagnosis that has been well researched and supported by literature.

In brief: Communication

A widely recognized system for classification of abnormal behavior (such as the dsm-iv) is essential in communication between providers.
As opposed to listing off a series of symptoms, were able to more effectively communicate based on a diagnosis that has been well researched and supported by literature.
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