Q & A – What is dsm-5 v995.51?

DSM-5 V995.51 is a diagnostic code used in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to identify cases of Child Psychological Abuse. This code is used to describe situations where a child is subjected to intentional verbal or symbolic acts that cause harm to their psychological well-being or development.

Child Psychological Abuse is defined in DSM-5 as “non-accidental verbal or symbolic acts by a child’s parent or caregiver that result, or have reasonable potential to result, in significant psychological harm to the child.” These acts can include intimidation, humiliation, and other forms of emotional maltreatment.

DSM-5 V995.51 is used by mental health professionals to diagnose Child Psychological Abuse, which can have serious consequences for the child’s mental health and development. It is important to note that this diagnosis can only be made by a trained mental health professional after a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of the child and their situation. The diagnosis of Child Psychological Abuse can lead to appropriate interventions and treatment to protect the child’s well-being and promote their healthy development.

©Linda Turner http://parentalalienationpas.com 2023

Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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