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Problems with Diagnostic Labeling of Disordered Behaviors

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Which of the following illustrates a fundamental problem with the diagnostic labeling of psychologically disordered behaviors?

A

Insurance companies will not always pay for treatment if an individual is labeled with a DSM-5 referenced disorder.

B

Labels interfere with effective research.

C

Labels impede the ability for health professionals to effectively communicate with one another.

D

The perception of a person's behavior may be biased by the label he or she possesses.

E

Labels undermine the ability to conduct quality research.