Diagnostic Manual Intellectual Disability (DM-ID)
The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD), in
association with the American Psychiatric Association (APA),
developed a Manual that is designed to be an adaptation of the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth
EditionText Revision (DSM-IV-TR). The title of this
Manual is the Diagnostic Manual -- Intellectual Disability
(DM-ID): A Textbook of Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Persons
with Intellectual Disability. Grounded in evidence based
methods and supported by the expert-consensus model, Diagnostic
Manual -- Intellectual Disability (DM-ID): A Textbook of
Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability
offers a broad examination of the topic, including a description of
each disorder, a summary of the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, a
review of the literature and research and an evaluation of the
strength of evidence supporting the literature conclusions, a
discussion of the etiology and pathogenisis of the disorders, and
adaptations of the diagnostic criteria for the ID population.
A shorter volume, Diagnostic Manual-- Intellectual Disability
(DM-ID): A Clinical Guide for Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in
Persons with Intellectual Disability has been abridged for clinical
usefulness. It focuses on issues related to diagnosis in people
with ID, the limitations in applying DSM-IV-TR criteria to people
with ID, and adaptation of the diagnostic criteria.
The goal of both volumes is to facilitate a more accurate psychiatric
diagnosis of people with ID. Chapters in the DM-ID cover both
special issues (i.e., assessment and diagnostic procedures and
presentations of behavioral phenotypes of genetic disorders) as well
as the individual DSM-IV categories. For each disorder,
descriptive text and details of how to apply diagnostic criteria,, as
well as tables of adapted diagnostic criteria are included.
The development of the DM-ID was partially funded by the Joseph P.
Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. We would also like to acknowledge that the
DM-ID was developed in association with the American Psychiatric Association.