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NREPP Glossary

The following definitions have been drawn from numerous sources and are tailored specifically for content on the NREPP Web site. The terms defined here may have slightly different meanings in other settings.

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The targeted distribution of program information and materials to a specific audience. The intent is to spread knowledge about the program and encourage its use.

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DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, is the standard reference handbook used by mental health professionals in the United States to classify mental disorders. There have been five revisions of the DSM since it was first published by the American Psychiatric Association in 1952. The most recent version is the DSM-IV or Fourth Edition, published in 1994; a text revision (DSM-IV-TR) was published in 2000. Earlier editions that may be referenced in NREPP include the DSM-III (1980) and DSM-III-R (1987).

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