Book Title: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood: DC: 0-5
Publisher: Zero to Three the Natl Center
Author: Zero to Three
DC:0-5 captures new findings relevant to diagnosis in young children and addresses unresolved issues in the field since DC:03R was published in 2005. DC:05 is designed to help mental health and other professionals:
- recognize mental health and developmental challenges in infants and young children, through 5 years old;
- understand that relationships and psychosocial stressors contribute to mental health and developmental disorders and incorporate contextual factors into the diagnostic process;
- use diagnostic criteria effectively for classification, case formulation, and intervention; and
- facilitate research on mental health disorders in infants and young children.