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"DSM-IV Made Easy helps the mental health clinician arrive at the most appropriate diagnosis for a given patient. This well-written, easy-to-read volume not only lists the applicable criteria, but also discusses them and provides useful tips about many disorders. Case vignettes supplement the text and add 'clinical flavor' to our classification system. A most useful guide for practitioners."--David L. Dunner, MD, FACPsych, Director, Center for Anxiety and Depression, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
"An extremely useful text....Morrison has put 'life' into the DSM-IV criteria with his strategic use of strong vignettes and important 'tips' for using psychiatric code....A real contribution to the thorny problem of constructing meaningful descriptions of patients' difficulties." --Jane Close Conoley, Ph.D.
"Morrison's guide is an accurate and well-organized companion to DSM-IV and is most useful for medical students, psychiatric trainees, professionals in mental health, and coders who use DSM-IV classification rules." --Max Fink, State University of New York, Stonybrook, NY
"A skillful writer, a highly experienced clinician, an excellent teacher, Dr. James Morrison has authored a book that should be of interest to a wide audience including psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, as well as some people whose interest in the subject has nothing to do with a professional orientation. I believe the reader will learn much about psychiatric diagnosis, including its current strengths and weaknesses and a good deal about its underlying philosophy and importance." --Samuel B. Guze, M.D., Spencer T. Olin Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
"In DSM-IV Made Easy, James Morrison, M.D., translates the diagnostic criteria of DSM-IV into a user friendly guide for all mental health workers. He enlivens the guide with instructive vignettes highlighting their clinical significance by a diagnostic evaluation. Coding notes help the reader to affix to Axes I - III the proper identifying numbers on these case reports. Throughout the text, he smartly positions his editorials in which he discusses historical aspects, his tips in which he points out clinically significant observations for the differential diagnosis, and his extra credits in which he frequently provides synonyms for DSM-IV terms. He summarizes a wealth of clinical signs in practically organized tables. Congratulations, James, to a marvelous contribution to the library of our invisible college of descriptive psychiatry founded at Washington University in St. Louis in the Show-Me State." --Ekkehard Othmer, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Kansas Medical Center and Sieglinde C. Othmer, Ph.D., authors of The Clinical Interview Using DSM-IV. Vol 1.: Fundamentals, Vol. 2.: The Difficult Patient