PAS & THE DSM Category

Child Affected by Parental Relationship Distress

A new condition, “child affected by parental relationship distress” (CAPRD), was introduced in the DSM-5. A relational problem, CAPRD is defined in the chapter of theDSM-5 under “Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention.” The purpose of this article is to explain the usefulness of this new terminology. Method A brief review […]

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According to the literature, Parental Alienation, like narcissism is well recog- nized within the mental health field and among many experienced profes- sionals, Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is accepted as well. The DSM-IV does not currently include PAS because the term was introduced as the DSM- IV was being written for publication. It takes years […]

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