Dsmiv Cultural Variations And Culturally Sensitive Vcodes

As noted above, cultural variations in the DSM-IV were described across a small sample of disorders. In their count of disorders in the DSM-IV, Smart and Smart (1997) identified 79 disorders with descriptions of cultural variations among a total of 400 disorders. Paniagua et al. (1996) reviewed the entire DSM-IV and found similar results. Table II lists the number of disorders in which DSM-IV

TABLE II Summary of DSM-IV Disorders with Description of Cultural Variations

Disorder Subtype

Adjustment disorders

All subtypes

Alcohol-related disorders

All subtypes

Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Disorders

Conduct Disorder, ADHD

Amnestic disorders

All subtypes

Anxiety disorders

Social Phobia, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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