Deciphering the Diagnostic Codes: A Guide for School Councelors

Deciphering the Diagnostic Codes: A Guide for School Councelors

by W . Paul Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803964722

ISBN-13: 9780803964723

Pub. Date: 02/26/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This tightly focused, reader-friendly guide will make it easier for you to use - and communicate to others - the diagnostic codes of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (DSM-IV). Deciphering the Diagnostic Codes is designed to increase your familiarity with the diagnostic coding used in all facets of the mental health and counseling…  See more details below

Overview

This tightly focused, reader-friendly guide will make it easier for you to use - and communicate to others - the diagnostic codes of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (DSM-IV). Deciphering the Diagnostic Codes is designed to increase your familiarity with the diagnostic coding used in all facets of the mental health and counseling professions. School counselors frequently work closely with other mental health professionals. Until now, however, there has been no comprehensive source that explains the basic ideas and terminology used in diagnoses that are geared specifically to student counseling needs. This new book presents just such an overview, along with information on specific conditions of distress, more serious disorders such as anxiety and depression, and implications for intervention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803964723
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/26/1997
Series:
Professional Skills for Counsellors Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1Diagnosis: Communication and Credibility1
2Multiaxial Assessment: From the Bottom Up9
3The V Codes: Almost a Mental Disorder24
4The Adjustment Codes: A Disorder for Everyone33
5The Anxiety Codes: A Disorder for Anyone44
6The Depression Codes: When Sadness Becomes a Disorder55
7The Cognitive Codes: Problem Learning or Learning Disorder68
8Attention Disorder Codes: Biology and Politics83
9Adolescent Codes: Developmental Stages and Developmental Disasters92
10Diagnostic Codes: Is This All There Is?103
Appendix: Some Useful Resources115
Index119

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