The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5

The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5

by Darrel A. Regier, William E. Narrow, Emily A. Kuhl, David J. Kupfer
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

These include developmental age-related aspects of psychiatric diagnosis and symptom presentation; underlying neuro-circuitry and genetic similarities that may clarify diagnostic boundaries and inform a more etiologically-based taxonomy of disorder categories.

See more details below

Overview

These include developmental age-related aspects of psychiatric diagnosis and symptom presentation; underlying neuro-circuitry and genetic similarities that may clarify diagnostic boundaries and inform a more etiologically-based taxonomy of disorder categories.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Bradley R. Cutler, MD (Edward Hospital and Health Services)
Description: This examination of the evolution of DSM-5 is edited by leaders in psychiatry with contributions from nearly 70 influential scholars of mental health.
Purpose: The purpose is to highlight proceedings from the 2009 American Psychopathological Association's Annual Meeting describing the conceptual evolution of the DSM-5, which is to be published in May 2013.
Audience: Targeted specifically at those practicing or studying psychiatry, psychology, nursing, or social work, this book will be extraordinarily useful to those interested in the future of mental health.
Features: The 15 chapters are grouped into five main parts. Part 1 focuses on diagnostic spectra and discusses both reliability and validity. Part 2 highlights the integration of dimensional concepts into a categorical system and discusses key dimensional measures. Part 3 emphasizes the assessment of functional impairment and discusses assessment and measurement of disability. Part 4 illustrates important culture- and gender-related expression of disorders and discusses this expression throughout the world. Part 5 deals with disorders across the lifespan and discusses these disorders from childhood through later life.
Assessment: Since the publication of the DSM-IV-TR in 2000, significant progress has occurred in both psychiatric research and clinical practice. The DSM-IV-TR, however, has remained unchanged. With the beginning of a new decade, the time has come to combine years of scientific and clinical advances into a dynamic book of psychiatric diagnosis and nosology. This book brilliantly explains the manner in which this evolution will take place. In the current diagnostic system, for example, validity gives way to reliability and dimensional measures are rarely employed. This book provides well-thought-out solutions for combining reliability and validity as well as using dimensional measures in diagnosis. Important questions are being postulated. How can genetics be used in diagnosis? What is the clinical utility of age, culture, and gender? The answers are carefully considered. It should not go unnoticed that altering the classification of psychiatric diagnoses may alter as well the disorders which "belong" to psychiatry. And only a careful examination of mental illness in combination with other illnesses will produce a book that is respected by psychiatrists and nonpsychiatrists alike. This book superbly contributes to this task.
Michael H. Ebert

The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5 is an outstanding book that provides the reader with an in-depth understanding of the complexities of developing a new DSM that is clinically useful and yet also reflects the most current research findings in the field. The book is highly recommended, as it will provide an excellent platform to "jump" into DSM-5.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585629480
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
389
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >