Mental health experts change the way they look at alcoholism

STEVENS POINT - Mental health experts keep changing the way they think about alcoholism.

The American Psychiatric Association has rethought what it means to be an alcoholic. As a result, the process of diagnosing someone as an alcoholic may not be as straightforward as it was in the past following changes in the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM.

The current edition of the DSM (DSM-V) is the main reference tool for mental health experts.

Full story: WJFW

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