New mental health diagnostic manual to be discussed in College Place

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COLLEGE PLACE — The newest changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual will be front and center at Wednesday’s meeting of the local chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The meeting, open to all, will be at Sonbridge Community Center, 1200 S.E. 12th St., beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Rising Sun Clubhouse staffer Barbara Gilbert-Needles will discuss the newly-published “DMS5,” the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual of mental disorders. The newest edition is the first update since 2000 and contains a number of significant changes in classifications of mental health issues.

For more information call 509-529-4854.

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