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Psychiatric Disability

Students, faculty and staff with a psychiatric disability who are requesting accommodations or services through the Office of Disability Services are required to provide appropriate documentation of their disability from a licensed professional. These guidelines describe the necessary components for acceptable documentation.

Criteria

Diagnosis

A psychiatric disability should meet the criteria for a DSM-IV diagnosis, excluding Adjustment Disorders and Other Conditions that May Be A Focus of Clinical Attention (V Codes). Most typical diagnoses would include:

Severity

Documentation must include information on how the psychiatric disorder and/or related medications and treatments interfere or limit any major life activity including participation in courses, programs, services or activities of the college.

Information to be provided by diagnostician