DSM Nosology changes in neuropsychological diagnoses through the years: A look at adhd and mild neurocognitive disorder

Anne R. Carlew, Andrea L Zartman

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Abstract

This article discusses the evolution of modern neuropsychology as a field and the concomitant changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Themes in neuropsychology through the years will be highlighted alongside discussion of how neuropsychologists and neuropsychological research have influenced and have been influenced by the DSM. The DSM 5 attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and mild neurocognitive disorder will be used as examples to reflect the evolution of the disorders in relation to neuropsychology and the DSM. In particular, recent criticism and research regarding the nosology of both disorders and future directions will be presented in the context of neuropsychology and DSM. Finally, influence regarding changes to the DSM 5 on neuropsychology in clinical decision making, test selection, and diagnosis will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1
JournalBehavioral Sciences
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Neuropsychology
  • Nosology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Genetics
  • Development

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