Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5

Many of you probably already know that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) was recently updated from version IV to version 5. (That’s not a mistake, the American Psychiatric Association,…

Normalize and Normative

In our NAMI support group and Family-to-Family Education Program, we use two interesting words that I never gave much thought to before: normative and normalize. As I was preparing to…