DSM-IV Guidebook

DSM-IV Guidebook

by Allen Frances, Michael B. First, Harold Alan Pincus, Harold A. Pincus
     
 

DSM-IV® Guidebook, written by the acknowledged experts who developed DSM-IV, is the essential companion to DSM-IV.

Designed for the clinician, DSM-IV® Guidebook takes you on an entertaining and informative guided tour through DSM-IV. It details how and why DSM-IV developed the way it did and presents a clear road map of the intricacies

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DSM-IV® Guidebook, written by the acknowledged experts who developed DSM-IV, is the essential companion to DSM-IV.

Designed for the clinician, DSM-IV® Guidebook takes you on an entertaining and informative guided tour through DSM-IV. It details how and why DSM-IV developed the way it did and presents a clear road map of the intricacies of the organization of the DSM system.

In this detailed, insightful volume, you will find

  • A synopsis of the essential elements of DSM-IV
  • An annotation that explains and expands on the DSM-IV criteria sets
  • Hundreds of clinical pearls concerning diagnostic evaluation
  • An insiders’ view of how and why DSM-IV became what it is
  • A study guide plus 100 multiple—choice questions to test your DSM-IV knowledge
  • The historical context and conceptual issues surrounding psychiatric diagnosis

  • Editorial Reviews

    Booknews
    This guidebook, written by the experts who developed DSM-IV, details how the psychiatric bible was developed and why. It summarizes changes from DSM-III-R to DSM-IV, describes and explains diagnoses, and discusses the historical and social context for the manual. The guide discusses future directions for diagnosis, controversial topics including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and differentiating between primary mental disorders and disorders due to substance abuse. Includes a study guide with chapter summaries and a quiz. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780880484305
    Publisher:
    American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
    Publication date:
    01/28/1995
    Edition description:
    1st ed
    Pages:
    501
    Product dimensions:
    7.09(w) x 10.11(h) x 1.04(d)

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