DSM-IV and "I am Sam"
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The paper discusses the DSM-IV, the standard classification system for mental disorders and explains that its intent is to systematically identify mental disorders consistently throughout the medical profession in the United States. The paper explains the three major parts to the DSM-IV: diagnostic classification, diagnostic criteria and descriptive text, and discusses each in turn.
From the Paper:""I am Sam" is a drama film distributed in 2001 and tells the story of an autistic father and his efforts to obtain custody of his daughter after she has been taken away from him by social workers (Nelson, 2001). Sam Dawson is a special needs autistic adult who is attempting to raise his daughter alone. Lucy (daughter) was was born to same and a homeless woman--the mother left Sam and Lucy the day after Lucy's birth wanting nothing to do with either one. Until the age of 7 Lucy lived with her father in a caring and loving environment--all of Lucy's physical and..."
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DSM-IV and "I am Sam" (2007, December 01) Retrieved September 30, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/dsm-iv-and-i-am-sam-135154/
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