The Task Force on DSM-IV and members of the DSM-IV Work Groups have chronicled their efforts and the results in the DSM-IV Sourcebook, which documents the rationale and empirical support for the text and criteria sets presented in DSM-IV. This third of four volumes concludes the DSM-IV literature reviews and summarizes the DSM-IV Work Group efforts that led to publication of the DSM-IV Options Book.
Each review contains the following six sections: Statement of the Issues& mdash;explicitly outlines the issues addressed in the review; Significance of the Issues& mdash;frames the importance of each issue and discusses its clinical and empirical significance; Methods& mdash;documents the extent to which the reviews were systematic and comprehensive in their coverage of the literature; Results& mdash;provides an objective and thorough summary of the findings most relevant to each issue; Discussion& mdash;addresses the implications of the clinical research findings for DSM-IV; and Recommendations& mdash;recommendations for DSM-IV based on the review of the literature.
DSM-IV Sourcebook, Volume 3, presents the reviews for
• Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence
• Eating Disorders
• The DSM-IV Multiaxial System
• Family Relational Problems
• Cultural Issues for DSM-IV