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Revised Psychiatric Disorders 'Bible' Changes Disability Definitions

Education Week

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was last published in 1994 and updated in 2000. Many of these changes reflected in the DSM-5 have been the subject of widespread debate for several months. The diagnostic criteria also have potential to affect schools, though the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has its own definitions of disabilities covered under special education law.

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