Treatment Companion to the DSM-IV-TR Casebook / Edition 1

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One of the main purposes of psychiatric diagnosis is to guide treatment selection. Although the DSM-IV-TR Casebook discussions often briefly mention treatment and follow-up, the focus is almost exclusively on diagnosis. This Treatment Companion takes the next step: For 34 cases (all but 3 from the DSM-IV-TR Casebook), world-renowned experts discuss their approach to treatment for a case in their specialty area -- both how they would manage the specific case and the general principles of treatment for that disorder. Treatment Companion to the DSM-IV-TR Casebook is an indispensable companion designed to help students, residents, and clinicians conceptualize how DSM-IV-TR can be used in everyday practice and will be invaluable in helping mental health professionals develop a deeper comprehension of all diagnostic categories and their treatments.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (University of Arizona Health Sciences Center)
Description: This relatively short and fairly inclusive casebook was developed to clarify and educate readers regarding the diagnosis and treatment of 34 different mental disorders found in the frequently and easily misunderstood DSM-IV-TR.
Purpose: Previous casebooks attempted to clarify various psychiatric diagnoses while excluding vital information regarding the treatment and particular challenges involved in caring for these types of patients. This edition rectifies the situation and includes basic guides, in general terms, for treating these populations.
Audience: Primarily geared for those using the DSM-IV-TR {those in the mental health-field), this supplement may also prove useful for individuals interested in learning more practical aspects of the complex illnesses portrayed in these pages.
Features: Some of the most common and/or misunderstood psychiatric illnesses are described in detail using case histories derived from actual patients. After each case presentation, authors provide further specifics about their diagnostic choices, differential diagnoses, and treatment suggestions. These are followed by a list of references to be used by the reader to obtain more detailed information about the specific diagnosis in question.
Assessment: The addition of treatment options for each case has made the book tremendously more valuable as an educational tool. As this was often the compliant with prior editions, the editors have progressed significantly and offer an interesting blend of clinical and educational information. However, if used improperly, this book could unfairly stereotype patients with certain diagnoses, such as borderline personality disorder. One must be sure to use this supplement in conjunction with other educational material to prevent oversimplification of these disorders. Nonetheless, this edition is far superior to its predecessors, and worthy of exploration by both novice and seasoned clinicians.
Russell G. Anderson

This book is a helpful guide to the diagnosis and treatment of a number of mental disorders and it's also a snapshot of contemporary psychiatric thinking.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585621392
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 797,136
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Spitzer, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and Chief of the Biometrics Research Department at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Michael B. First, M.D., is a Research Psychiatrist at the Biometrics Department at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and maintains a schema-focused cognitive therapy and psychopharmacology practice in Manhattan.

Miriam Gibbon, M.S.W., is a research scientist in the Biometrics Department of the New York State Psychiatric Institute and is on the faculty of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry.

Janet B. W. Williams, D.S.W., is Professor of Clinical Psychiatric Social Work in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Deputy Chief of the Biometrics Research Department at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Table of Contents

Martini man : diagnosis : alcohol dependence 1
The hiker : diagnosis : Alzheimer's disease 8
Close to the bone : diagnosis : anorexia nervosa 18
Time traveler : diagnosis : Asperger's disorder 30
Into everything : diagnosis : attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder 39
Roller coaster : diagnosis : bipolar I disorder 49
Still a student : diagnosis : bipolar II disorder 57
Elephant man : diagnosis : body dysmorphic disorder 66
Disco Di : diagnosis : borderline personality disorder 76
Cocaine : diagnosis : cocaine dependence 95
Unfaithful wife : diagnosis : delusional disorder, jealous type 106
Melancholy or malarky? : diagnosis : depression 112
Junior executive : diagnosis : dysthymic disorder 120
Dolls : diagnosis : gender identity disorder 127
Edgy electrician : diagnosis : generalized anxiety disorder 135
Cry me a river : diagnosis : major depressive disorder 143
My fan club : diagnosis : narcissistic personality disorder 151
Lady Macbeth : diagnosis : obsessive-compulsive disorder 161
Toughing it out : diagnosis : panic disorder 169
Child psychiatrist : diagnosis : pedophilia 180
Flashbacks : diagnosis : posttraumatic stress disorder 189
Paranoid and dangerous : diagnosis : premenstrual dysphoric disorder 196
Toxic neighborhood : diagnosis : schizoaffective disorder 203
Low life level : diagnosis : schizophrenia 211
Under surveillance : diagnosis : schizophrenia 222
Emilio : diagnosis : schizophrenia 232
Late Bloomer : diagnosis : schizophreniform disorder 238
Sitting by the fire : diagnosis : schizotypal personality disorder 252
Goody two shoes : diagnosis : self-defeating personality disorder 263
A perfect checklist : diagnosis : separation anxiety disorder 272
Frustrated librarian : diagnosis : sexual dysfunction 280
Mike DeBardeleben : diagnosis : sexual sadism 289
"The Jerk" : diagnosis : social phobia 299
Sickly : diagnosis : somatization disorder 306
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