Anosognosia — What is it and what can you do about it if your loved one is ill and doesn't realize it?
In the U.S., mental disorders are diagnosed based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV, pronounced "DSM 4"). The links below provide more information about diagnosis and the DSM-IV in general.
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - NIMH
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV) - allpsych.com
- DSM-IVT Multiaxial System ( Made easy ) - psyweb.com
Please always consult a trained mental health professional before making any decision regarding treatment of yourself or others.