Study Guide to DSM-IV-TR / Edition 1

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Overview

Study Guide to DSM-IV-TR® demonstrates the fundamental features of DSM-IV-TR disorders through brief clinical vignettes, and questions and answers. These vignettes help beginning students and experienced clinicians visualize a disorder in the context of a multidimensional patient who is characterized by more than just the fulfillment of individual diagnostic criteria. Study Guide to DSM-IV-TR® • Describes common problems in diagnosis• Provides guidelines for resolving issues of diagnostic uncertainty• Summarizes the core concepts of the diagnostic group discussed in each chapter• Presents interesting case examples that provide "diagnostic prototypes" of the individual disorders included in DSM-IV-TR• Includes self-assessment questions that allow the reader to test their understanding of DSM-IV-TR

Several new sections have been added • Boundary Between Normality and Abnormality• Dimensional vs. Categorical Classification

Study Guide to DSM-IV-TR® is an indispensable companion designed to help students, residents, and clinicians conceptualize how DSM-IV-TR can be used in everyday practice.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Rajitha Avva, BS, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: "This book, a description of the DSM-IV-TR, uses clinical vignettes to help the reader obtain a better understanding of the diagnostic criteria in each disorder. "
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as a guide to making a differential diagnosis to each group of disorders and it also serves as a synopsis of the diagnostic criteria for the diagnoses in DSM-IV-TR. The author also sets out to help clinicians increase diagnostic fit. The author does meet these objectives.
Audience: "The book is written for anyone that uses the DSM-IV-TR. It is written for students, residents, psychologists, and psychiatrists according to the author. All levels of training and practicing clinicians can use this book. The author is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and a credible authority in the book's subject matter. "
Features: The author discusses diagnostic problems in psychiatry. The rest of the book follows along with the DSM-IV-TR, and provides multiple clinical vignettes to help the reader gain a better understanding of the diagnostic criteria of each disorder. The author discusses the vignettes, presents key diagnostic points, and provides self-assessment questions and answers for the reader.
Assessment: "This is an extremely useful book that should be studied and referenced when using the DSM-IV-TR. The vignettes provided by the author are necessary in gaining an increased understanding of the diagnostic criteria used in clinical practice. "

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585620463
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael A. Fauman, Ph.D., M.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is also Medical Director and Vice President for Medical Services at Magellan Behavioral of Michigan, Inc. in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Clinical monitoring, standards, and liability. Presenting your case to a reviewer. Presenting an inpatient case. Presenting a partial hospital case. Presenting a substance abuse case. Fundamentals of clinical documentation. Documenting individual patient care. Index.

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