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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Lori R. Solaro, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: Volume 3 of DSM-IV Sourcebook presents reviews of clinical research literature pertaining to the topics of childhood disorders, eating disorders, multiaxial issues, family relational issues, and cultural and religious-spiritual issues.
Purpose: The intent is to provide documentation of the empirical support and rationale for the text and criteria presented in DSM-IV.
Audience: Primarily applicable to psychiatrists, the book is also useful for other mental health professionals.
Features: The authors are authorities in their fields and represent the specialties of psychiatry, behavioral science, psychology, pediatrics, neurology and family and community medicine. The references are extensive and pertinent.
Assessment: This volume details an objective and comprehensive literature review of the topics of childhood disorders, eating disorders, the DSM-IV multiaxial system, family/relational problems, and cultural issues for DSM-IV. This book is useful as a clinical resource for psychiatrists and is excellent for psychiatric boards review.