Info: DSM-5 Criteria

Information on DSM-5 Criteria

It can be difficult for parents to find the diagnostic criteria that’s used by most mental health professionals when they make a diagnosis. Below is a list of commonly used diagnoses including, but not limited to, those most often given to children.


Some have symptoms that appear to overlap with Fear of Harm. The links provided simply share PDFs of the criteria pages directly from the DSM-5. Members have access to our growing library of diagnostic criteria explanations and summaries. 



By becoming a member of CMHRC you gain access to our ever expanding resource library with videos, articles, and parent testimonials as well as access to our family support groups and professional development tools. With membership you’ll also have access to discounts on our mental health/community advocacy services where we support you in communicating with your child’s medical and mental healthcare providers to ensure they have the most accurate and up-to-date information so they can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. 

Whether your a family member or a professional CMHRC’s membership resources will give you the information you need to be able to manage these disorders at home, at school, and in the community.