The Mental Health Diagnostic Desk Reference / Edition 2

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Make the DSM-IV-TR user-friendly with this powerful learning tool!

This expanded and updated edition of Dr. Munson's highly acclaimed book is the indispensable companion volume and guide to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition-Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), published by the American Psychiatric Association. The only study guide currently available for the DSM-IV-TR, The Mental Health Diagnostic Desk Reference, Second Edition, provides clear, cogent expositions of every disorder in the manual. All the information in this edition has been updated to reflect the new thinking and the current criteria.

Easy to use in a consistent, all-inclusive format, The Mental Health Diagnostic Desk Reference, Second Edition, offers a detailed explanation of every part of the DSM-IV-TR, from its multi-axial classification system to the criteria for diagnosing individual disorders. It offers guidelines of diagnosis, examples of treatment planning, and 81 helpful illustrations, including color-coded supplemental visuals highlighting the diagnostic criteria for disorders most frequently encountered in clinical practice. It even features a thorough review of the 26 syndromes considered for inclusion in the DSM-IV-TR that did not reach the research criteria for a full-scale disorder.

In addition, The Mental Health Diagnostic Desk Reference, Second Edition, is the only guide to applying the new culture-bound syndromes. It even includes a detailed case example of preparing a cultural formulation. References are provided at the end of each chapter, and a master reference list is printed at the end of the book, which enhances ease of use.

Summaries for each class of disorders include:

  • a listing of codes and disorders
  • a fundamental features section describing core aspects of disorders
  • brief tips to highlight significant information and helpful diagnostic techniques
  • differential diagnosis strategies and tips
  • standardized measures and scales recommended for their effectiveness, ease of use, brevity of administration, and cost
  • recommended reading
Written by nationally respected clinician, supervisor, and educator Dr. Carlton Munson, The Mental Health Diagnostic Desk Reference, Second Edition, will help end clinical gridlock and enable you to improve services to your clients within the context of managed care.
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Provides mental health care professionals with guidelines to help diagnose mental illness using the newly-revised DSM-IV-TR. Munson (social work, U. of Maryland, Baltimore) includes the history of classification and the organization of the DSM-IV-TR and the multiaxial system. Subsequent chapters summarize the major classes of disorders, with visuals to help conceptualize each disorder. Includes summaries of major treatment techniques and guidelines and examples for applying the culture-bound syndromes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789014641
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Visuals
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The Historic Heritage of Classification 11
Ch. 3 Organization of the DSM-IV-TR 41
Ch. 4 The Multiaxial System 69
Ch. 5 Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence (ICA Disorders) 89
Ch. 6 Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders 135
Ch. 7 Mental Disorders Due to a General Medical Condition Not Elsewhere Classified 141
Ch. 8 Substance-Related Disorders 145
Ch. 9 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders 151
Ch. 10 Mood Disorders 159
Ch. 11 Anxiety Disorders 175
Ch. 12 Somatoform Disorders 189
Ch. 13 Factitious Disorders 195
Ch. 14 Dissociative Disorders 201
Ch. 15 Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders 207
Ch. 16 Eating Disorders 217
Ch. 17 Sleep Disorders 223
Ch. 18 Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified 239
Ch. 19 Adjustment Disorders 245
Ch. 20 Personality Disorders 249
Ch. 21 Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention 263
Ch. 22 Appendix B of the DSM-IV-TR: Criteria Sets and Axes Provided for Further Study 275
Ch. 23 Appendix I of the DSM-IV-TR: Outline for Cultural Formulation and Glossary of Culture-Bound Syndromes 289
Bibliography 305
Index 313
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