The expression DSM IV Codes is used to describe the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Actually, DSM IV Codes refer to the encyclopedia of codes that has been published by the American Psychiatric Association. The book has a list of codes for each metal disease that is known to exist nowadays. The DSM IV Codes has listed all mental diseases which are known to exist and are recognized by specialists. Well, this means that each metal disease has a certain code, code that is the same for a certain condition, with a few exceptions, all over the world. Here are listed some of the best known DSM IV Codes. However, before finding the DSM IV Codes for the most common conditions, you should know that mental diseases which can be included in the same category have similar DSM IV Codes. This will help doctors and specialists put patients into a certain pattern when referring to DSM IV Codes.
Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, rumination syndrome and also other eating disorders which are not specified. Of course, each of them are going to be manifested in a different way, but their DSM IV Codes are from the same category. For anorexia nervosa the DSM IV Codes are going to be 307.1, while for bulimia nervosa 307.51. For rumination sydrome the DSM IV Codes are 307.53. As you can already find, the DSM IV Codes are from the same pattern, for doctors to easily realize what kind of disorders they patients are suffering from. This means that they will be able to quicker address to a certain health problem and manage to offer a quicker treatment.
Sleep disorders are going to have their own DSM IV Codes. For primary hypersomnia the DSM IV Code is 307.44, while for primary insomnia the DSM IV Code is 307.42. Nightmare disorder and sleep terror disorder are going to have the DSM IV Codes 307.47 and 307.46. Of course, personalty disorders will have other DSM IV Codes and the list can go one with special DSM IV Codes for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, for substance related disorders and also for different mood disorders. Well, no matter what kind of disease a certain patient is suffering from, receiving the right diagnosis is very important, as well as getting the most appropriate treatment.