This is a 5-slide PowerPoint presentation designed to introduce students to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM_IV). The presentation reviews the components of each diagnostic category (essential features, associated features, differential diagnosis and diagnostic criteria). It also reviews the 5 Axes of mental functioning. Each Axis includes an external link to a website offering further explanation. There is also a link to personality disorders.
Feel free to alter this Ppt as you wish.
Also for sale is a worksheet designed to be used with this lesson on the DSM-IV.