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DSM-5® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
     

DSM-5® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis

by Michael B. First,
 

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ISBN-10: 1585624624

ISBN-13: 9781585624621

Pub. Date: 12/09/2013

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

The DSM-5® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis is the preeminent guide to differential diagnosis for both clinicians and students learning psychiatric diagnosis. Based closely on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, it offers a rich selection of perspectives in an easy-to-use format. The author, an expert on psychiatric

Overview

The DSM-5® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis is the preeminent guide to differential diagnosis for both clinicians and students learning psychiatric diagnosis. Based closely on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, it offers a rich selection of perspectives in an easy-to-use format. The author, an expert on psychiatric diagnosis and assessment, recognizes that psychological distress cannot be reduced to a rubric. The clinician must have empathy, listening skills, the ability to identify symptoms and contextualize them, and a familiarity with the body of knowledge represented by DSM-5®. The handbook brings these critical skills together in a well-written, accessible, and reader-friendly volume that is grounded in the latest research and standard of practice.

The handbook offers an assortment of approaches to differential diagnosis, and a number of features designed to benefit clinicians in the exam room, including:

• A six-step framework for diagnosing patients that proceeds from determining if the symptom is real to establishing the boundary between disorder and normality, with intermediary steps to rule out substance etiology and medical conditions, as well as to determine the primary disorder and to differentiate adjustment disorders from other mental disorders.• Twenty-nine symptom-oriented decision trees that provide detailed decision points to facilitate the process of generating the differential diagnosis based on the presenting symptoms and eliminate formulating premature conclusions.• Sixty-six differential diagnosis tables, one for each of the most important DSM-5® disorders, cross-referenced with the terminal branches of the decision trees presented in the handbook to provide a head-to-head comparison of each disorder, highlighting similarities and differences.• The DSM-5® classification, to facilitate coding and to provide an overview of all of the DSM-5® diagnoses that must be considered in formulating a differential diagnosis.• Alphabetical indexes of the decision trees and differential diagnosis tables to help readers readily locate desired material.

DSM-5® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis provides a comprehensive overview of the process of diagnosing DSM-5® disorders while serving as a reference guide to assist in the differential diagnosis of individual patients. The handbook is an invaluable addition to the DSM-5® collection and an important contribution to the mental health profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585624621
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/09/2013
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
91,304
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 12.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1. Differential Diagnosis Step by StepChapter 2. Differential Diagnosis by the TreesChapter 3. Differential Diagnosis by the TablesAppendix: DSM-5 ClassificationAlphabetical Index of Decision TreesAlphabetical Index of Differential Diagnosis Tables

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