The updates to the diagnostic criteria and text in DSM-5-TR are essential to physician and non-physician behavioral health practitioners’ clinicians and counselors as well as researchers and other stakeholders in the behavioral health field. The updates allow users to stay abreast with advances in the field and how they may impact on patient diagnosis and care. As such, DSM-5-TR provide updated, streamlined and clarified diagnostic criteria, where necessary, and updated prevalence estimates and information about risk and protective factors as well as prognosis across all diagnoses. For example, the addition of Prolonged Grief Disorder will likely be of great value especially during the COVID time where many have lost loved ones and were not able to say goodbye and mourn in their usual way. The updates regarding culture, race and discrimination are essential and time-sensitive and provide a steppingstone towards more culturally-sensitive diagnosis and care for patients with mental and substance use disorders.
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