Using Dsm-Iv / Edition 1

Using Dsm-Iv / Edition 1

by Anthony LaBruzza, Jose M. Mendez-Villarrubia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765700530

ISBN-13: 9780765700537

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

DSM-IV is here, and mental health professionals—whether they applaud its rigor or decry its rigidity—will have to know how to use it. Like its predecessor, DSM-III, DSM-IV is empirically based and atheoretical. The psychodynamics of mental disorders and their etiologies are not considered. Its principal advantage is that it provides a reliable system of

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DSM-IV is here, and mental health professionals—whether they applaud its rigor or decry its rigidity—will have to know how to use it. Like its predecessor, DSM-III, DSM-IV is empirically based and atheoretical. The psychodynamics of mental disorders and their etiologies are not considered. Its principal advantage is that it provides a reliable system of diagnosis. Its principal flaw is that it can lead the clinician to focus too exclusively on categorizing symptom clusters rather then on empathically understanding the person who is suffering the symptoms. In Using DSM-IV: A Clinician's Guide to Psychiatric Diagnosis, LaBruzza and Mendez-Villarrubia offer the needed supplement to the DSM-IV. Their book, a veritable road map for DSM-IV, explains the technical language and hierarchical classifications of DSM-IV while it demonstrates how the system can be adapted to a clinical approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765700537
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
5.85(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.41(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1The Sun, the Moon, and Psychiatric Diagnosis: DSM-IV in Mythological Perspective1
2Precursors of DSM-IV in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Psychiatry in the United States7
3DSM-III and the Remedicalization of American Psychiatry17
4The Goals of DSM-III31
5From DSM-III to DSM-III-R to DSM-IV37
6An Overview of DSM-IV45
7Diagnostic Codes in DSM-IV59
8Multiaxial Assessment69
9The DSM-IV Diagnostic Interview85
10The Mental Status Examination103
11Issues in the Assessment of Puerto Rican and Other Hispanic Clients, Including Ataques de Nervios (Attacks of Nerves)141
12Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence197
13Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, and Other Cognitive Disorders221
14Mental Disorders Due to a General Medical Condition Not Elsewhere Classified231
15Substance-Related Disorders235
16Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders257
17Mood Disorders275
18Anxiety Disorders297
19Somatoform Disorders313
20Factitious Disorders323
21Dissociative Disorders329
22Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders339
23Eating Disorders361
24Sleep Disorders365
25Impulse Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified381
26Adjustment Disorders387
27Personality Disorders391
28Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention409
References427
Credits439
Index441

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