Talk on Psychiatric Diagnosis Labels at NMU

Friday 13, 2013

            MARQUETTE, Mich.—Mary Pelton-Cooper will offer a clinician’s perspective of recent changes to the Diagnostic Manual of the American Psychiatric Association during a talk at Northern Michigan University. The event will be held at 3:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in 167 Gries Hall. It is free and open to the public.

            Two diagnostic labels, Asperger’s and Dysthymia, have been reduced to being considered one dimension on a spectrum of severity in the latest version of the diagnostic manual. Pelton-Cooper will explore how changes may affect perceptions of common mental health. She will also discuss a few of the other revisions in the manual from her viewpoint as a licensed clinical psychologist.

For more information on this NMU psychology colloquium, call 227-2935


Emily Stulz
Student Writer