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Here is Some Criteria History of Diagnosing Addiction

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Terrence Gorski is a prolific writer and author of many self-help books and manuals for overcoming addiction and mental health issues. He is writing for Medivance Billing services blog. I have the privilege and honor of illustrating each blog post with my Mental Health Humor  style of cartooning. The series created for Terry is titled “Gorski On Charting“. While the series highlights many of the aspects of consumer billing & consumer charting, I find that Mr. Gorski’s writing is more than just facts and figures or charting statistics.

In his latest post: he tackles standardized diagnostic criteria and he goes over all the facets:

“Standardized Diagnostic Criteria are useful to both researchers and clinicians. Researchers find standardized diagnostic criteria useful because they allow researchers to develop a scientifically valid group of symptoms that indicate the presence of addiction and related problems.  They allow researchers all over the world to communicate clearly as to what kinds of disorders are being studied.”

“Clinicians find standardized diagnostic criteria useful because they provide a more efficient method of assessment and placement;. Standard criteria also provide greater consistency in diagnoses between and within programs. This increases the effectiveness of treatment strategies that are based upon patient-treatment matching. Standardized criteria also improves treatment program evaluation by measuring changes in specific core symptoms of the disorder.” Gorski on Charting

Here is Some Criteria History of Diagnosing Addiction

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2019). Here is Some Criteria History of Diagnosing Addiction. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 31, 2020, from


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