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Psyche Experts, Attorneys Air Concerns with New DSM

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 0

By Sherri Okamoto, legal reporterThe latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual, released last week, will be of little use to workers' compensation professionals in California and could fuel litigation in venues across the country, critics say. The 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) eliminates the Global Assessment of Functioning scale that the California Department of Industrial Relations requires to be used when assigning a whole person impairment percentage to an injured worker. Even the chairman of the ta...

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