DSM-IV Sourcebook, Volume 2

DSM-IV Sourcebook, Volume 2

by American Psychiatric Association, First
     
 

The Task Force on DSM-IV and members of the DSM-IV Work Groups have chronicled their efforts and the results in the DSM-IV Sourcebook, which documents the rationale and empirical support for the text and criteria sets presented in DSM-IV. This third of four volumes concludes the DSM-IV literature reviews and summarizes the DSM-IV Work Group efforts that led

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Overview

The Task Force on DSM-IV and members of the DSM-IV Work Groups have chronicled their efforts and the results in the DSM-IV Sourcebook, which documents the rationale and empirical support for the text and criteria sets presented in DSM-IV. This third of four volumes concludes the DSM-IV literature reviews and summarizes the DSM-IV Work Group efforts that led to publication of the DSM-IV Options Book.

Each review contains the following six sections: Statement of the Issues& mdash;explicitly outlines the issues addressed in the review; Significance of the Issues& mdash;frames the importance of each issue and discusses its clinical and empirical significance; Methods& mdash;documents the extent to which the reviews were systematic and comprehensive in their coverage of the literature; Results& mdash;provides an objective and thorough summary of the findings most relevant to each issue; Discussion& mdash;addresses the implications of the clinical research findings for DSM-IV; and Recommendations& mdash;recommendations for DSM-IV based on the review of the literature.

DSM-IV Sourcebook, Volume 3, presents the reviews for


• Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence
• Eating Disorders
• The DSM-IV Multiaxial System
• Family Relational Problems
• Cultural Issues for DSM-IV

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a new and comprehensive collection of literature reviews documenting the rationale and empirical support for the text and criteria sets presented in DSM-IV. The DSM-IV literature reviews are divided into three volumes covering all the important aspects regarding the reliability and validity of DSM-IV.
Purpose: The purpose of the sourcebooks, according to the editors, is to present to the public the process of the development of DSM-IV. It chronicles the efforts of the DSM-IV Work Groups in critically reviewing the empirical basis of the DSM-IV. The literature reviews also serve to identify gaps and inadequacies within the literature on questions of crucial importance to the DSM-IV Work Groups.
Audience: The intended audience, although not specifically stated by the editors, are the users of DSM-IV. Anyone who wants to learn the "hows and whys" of the DSM-IV would benefit from this book. The book would be useful to research psychiatrists and psychologists, psychiatric residents and fellows, and other mental health workers who want to learn the empirical basis (or lack of one) for a particular DSM-IV diagnosis.
Features: The book has six sections divided into 54 chapters, including a useful index section. The book covers the topics of mood disorders, late luteal phase dysphoric disorder, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychiatric interface disorders (i.e., somatization disorder, hypochondriasis), and sexual disorders. Each review contains the following sections: statement of the issues, significance of the issues, methods, results, discussion, and recommendations.
Assessment: This is an excellent and comprehensive set of literature reviews that is a welcome addition to psychiatry. It shows the firm grounding of psychiatric diagnoses on an empirical basis. I found that I would learn something new each time I read a review. It will certainly be a useful addition to my library.
3 Stars from Doody
Michael J. Schrift
This is a new and comprehensive collection of literature reviews documenting the rationale and empirical support for the text and criteria sets presented in DSM-IV. The DSM-IV literature reviews are divided into three volumes covering all the important aspects regarding the reliability and validity of DSM-IV. The purpose of the sourcebooks, according to the editors, is to present to the public the process of the development of DSM-IV. It chronicles the efforts of the DSM-IV Work Groups in critically reviewing the empirical basis of the DSM-IV. The literature reviews also serve to identify gaps and inadequacies within the literature on questions of crucial importance to the DSM-IV Work Groups. The intended audience, although not specifically stated by the editors, are the users of DSM-IV. Anyone who wants to learn the hows and whys of the DSM-IV would benefit from this book. The book would be useful to research psychiatrists and psychologists, psychiatric residents and fellows, and other mental health workers who want to learn the empirical basis (or lack of one) for a particular DSM-IV diagnosis. The book has six sections divided into 54 chapters, including a useful index section. The book covers the topics of mood disorders, late luteal phase dysphoric disorder, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychiatric interface disorders (i.e., somatization disorder, hypochondriasis), and sexual disorders. Each review contains the following sections: statement of the issues, significance of the issues, methods, results, discussion, and recommendations. This is an excellent and comprehensive set of literature reviews that is a welcome addition to psychiatry. It shows the firmgrounding of psychiatric diagnoses on an empirical basis. I found that I would learn something new each time I read a review. It will certainly be a useful addition to my library.
Lori R. Solaro
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. The intent is to provide documentation of the empirical support and rationale for the text and criteria presented in DSM-IV. Primarily applicable to psychiatrists, the book is also useful for other mental health professionals. 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. 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.
Contemporary Psychology
This Sourcebook gives a revealing description of the logic, the methodology, and the work activities of the people who developed the DSM system. . . . I recommend this book highly (Contemporary Psychology).
Journal of Psychiatry
The book is a valuable reference guide for readers specifically wanting to research the nosological aspects of a particular diagnosis or an element of the DSM-IV. . . . This book, like the remainder in the series, does form a good reference source. The reference list and clear condensation of the literature are the strengths of this compilation (Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry).
Booknews
For more than five years, the Task Force on DSM-IV and members of the DSM-IV Work Groups participated in a comprehensive empirical review leading to the publication of the fourth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). The DSM-IV Sourcebook, published in five volumes, documents the rationale and empirical support for the text and criteria sets presented in DSM-IV. The first three volumes contain the DSM-IV literature reviews. Volume 1 presents the reviews for substance-related disorders; delirium, dementia, and amnestic and other cognitive disorders (including a review on mental disorders due to a general medical condition); schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; medication-induced movement disorders; and sleep disorders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890420690
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Series:
DSM-IV SourceBook Series
Pages:
1195
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.27(h) x 2.26(d)

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