What does unspecified mean in DSM 5?
Keeping this in consideration, what does unspecified mean in the DSM?
In the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which was written and issued by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), "NOS" is an abbreviation for "not otherwise specified." It serves as a sort of catch-all term to label symptoms that don't neatly fall into a well-
Subsequently, question is, what is the difference between other specified and unspecified? An unspecified code referred to often as “not otherwise specified (NOS),” is different than a 'NEC' code. An unspecified code is for use when the medical record is insufficient to assign a more specific code; the provider does not have enough information YET.
In this regard, what is unspecified disorder?
The DSM 5 "Unspecified Disorder" is not a personality disorder, it is used to enhance specificity of an existing disorder or it is an emergency diagnosis unto itself (i.e. Unspecified Mental Disorder, 300.9), without being attached to another disorder.
What does unspecified schizophrenia mean?
Unspecified Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorder. This category is used when symptoms cause significant distress in the person's life, but do not meet full criteria for any of the disorders in the schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders classification.