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Manual guides insurance care

SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012

Manual guides insurance care

The American Psychiatric Association has approved revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – the diagnostic guide used by the nation’s psychiatrists. It is the organization’s fifth revision of the manual and will be known as DSM-5.

Among other uses, the manual is relied upon by the insurance industry in deciding what treatments to pay for.

The revised manual will be published in May.


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