Labeling in Psychology

Clinicians such as psychologists, therapists and psychiatrists utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th ed. (DSM V, 2013) when making a diagnosis for specific psychological disorders. In doing so, however, they are also assigning a label to the person. Clearly, there are pros and cons to the “labeling” process. In a 1 page essay, discuss some of the pros and cons on this issue.

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