DSM-IV-TR Case Studies: A Clinical Guide to Differential Diagnosis (DMS-IV-TR Library)
DSM-IV-TRA? Case Studies: A Clinical Guide to Differential Diagnosis will help the reader gain an understanding of how to use DSM-IV-TR in actual clinical situations. This book, co-authored by Allen Frances, Chair of the Task Force on DSM-IV, translates the clinical concepts and terminology of DSM-IV-TR into vivid three-dimensional examples, to help the clinician take full advantage of the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria. The case studies bring to life the process of differential diagnosis and illustrate how important this process can be for treatment planning. This casebook follows the organizational pattern of DSM-IV-TR and provides examples of the most commonly encountered disorders. For each case, the book provides -A five-axis DSM-IV-TR diagnosis -A discussion of the most likely differential diagnosis and how to choose among them -A review of treatment options The final chapter, titled ATest Yourself,A includes a number of complex cases, each accompanied by a brief discussion, which allows the reader to compare notes with the authors. Changes to this edition include: -Updated material on psychosocial treatment of ADHD -Updated material on treatment of AlzheimerAs disease -More discussion of atypical antipsychotics -Focus on cognitive problems in schizophrenia DSM-IV-TRA? Case Studies: A Clinical Guide to Differential Diagnosis will help students and clinicians become familiar with the symptoms that make up each DSM-IV-TR diagnosis. A good understanding of, and memory for, the symptoms that define the most commonly encountered diagnoses will improve interviewing and diagnostic techniques. The case studies can serve as easily remembered examples to help the reader recall the criteria sets and will benefit all clinicians who desire to become more comprehensive and accurate interviewers.
A Word of Caution
By B. VANDUSSEN "ubersput" - November 13, 2004
This seems to be a good basic resource for the students exploring the world of DSM-IV-TR. It was published by the same house who publishes DSM etc., but look on page 4. Mental retardation is coded on Axis I! As of today I was unable to explain why, hence I assume it is a cardinal mistake/typo, which unfortunately cannot be tolerated in any diagnosis book.
By hapeone - May 9, 2013
This is a great supplement to the DSM-IV. It was very helpful when taking the abnormal psych class for the masters program. I hope they will make one for the new DSM-V as soon as it comes out. The case book really put a light on the items so the reader could have a clear understanding of the different diagnosis and how they present. This is a must have for all people who use the DSM.
It's just okay
By Cherise L Stokes - January 2, 2013
I purchased this book to use during some clinical supervision sessions to study and practice differential diagnosing. This book does not have a great discussion section after the case vignette to explain the diagnoses given. The vignette either has no discussion at all or it is very brief, not going into much detail at all. You could probably find something better
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