Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

All 223 psychiatric clinical tutors in the UK were surveyed on their use of DSM-III in their postgraduate training programmes. Results indicate that DSM-III is widely used in clinical training to some extent in the majority of schemes (73%) and in the schemes where it is used it is rated as moderately useful by nearly everyone (93%). DSM-III is generally perceived to have positive effects on learning basic elements of psychopathology and in offering a common language for diagnostic discussion. Interestingly only 16% of users felt that DSM-III was so complicated that it impeded rather than facilitated the teaching of diagnosis. Few schemes provide specific teaching courses and case conferences provide the major forum for teaching DSM-III.

Original publication

DOI

10.1177/002076409103700304

Type

Journal article

Journal

Int J Soc Psychiatry

Publication Date

1991

Volume

37

Pages

182 - 186

Keywords

Attitude of Health Personnel, Curriculum, Education, Medical, Graduate, Humans, Mental Disorders, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Psychiatry, United Kingdom