Using the assigned web article https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/health/the-dsm-5-as-a-guide-not-a-bible.html as a starting point, please identify one primary strength or one primary weakness of the DSM-5 and write about it in your original discussion board post.

Hello, thank you for helping me out! For this assignment, I only need you to help me write 4 discussion posts. How it will work is that each discussion post will be half a page, meaning that 4 discussion posts will be written in a total of 2 pages.

Below are the prompts I’ve selected:

Discussion 1:
Using the assigned web article https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/health/the-dsm-5-as-a-guide-not-a-bible.html as a starting point, please identify one primary strength or one primary weakness of the DSM-5 and write about it in your original discussion board post.

Explain why knowledge of other cultures is important in diagnosis and treatment and identify one thing a therapist can do to minimize cultural bias in mental health practice.

Discussion 2:
In your post, please identify one (and only one) specific symptom that could be associated with a particular type of somatic disorder and how and why you think that symptom meets the diagnostic criteria for that disorder. In this post, please also comment on the strength of the evidence for that behavior and what additional information you would want to get to determine if a disorder was really present.

Thank you!

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