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DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis

DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis - rev edition

DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis - rev edition

ISBN13: 9781585624621
ISBN10: 1585624624
DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis by Michael B. First - ISBN 9781585624621
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Edition: REV 14
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DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis by Michael B. First - ISBN 9781585624621
ISBN13: 9781585624621
ISBN10: 1585624624
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 14
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The DSM-5� Handbook of Differential Diagnosis is the preeminent guide to differential diagnosis for both clinicians and students learning psychiatric diagnosis. Based closely on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, it offers a rich selection of perspectives in an easy-to-use format. The author, an expert on psychiatric diagnosis and assessment, recognizes that psychological distress cannot be reduced to a rubric. The clinician must have empathy, listening skills, the ability to identify symptoms and contextualize them, and a familiarity with the body of knowledge represented by DSM-5�. The handbook brings these critical skills together in a well-written, accessible, and reader-friendly volume that is grounded in the latest research and standard of practice.

The handbook offers an assortment of approaches to differential diagnosis, and a number of features designed to benefit clinicians in the exam room, including:

-- A six-step framework for diagnosing patients that proceeds from determining if the symptom is real to establishing the boundary between disorder and normality, with intermediary steps to rule out substance etiology and medical conditions, as well as to determine the primary disorder and to differentiate adjustment disorders from other mental disorders.-- Twenty-nine symptom-oriented decision trees that provide detailed decision points to facilitate the process of generating the differential diagnosis based on the presenting symptoms and eliminate formulating premature conclusions.-- Sixty-six differential diagnosis tables, one for each of the most important DSM-5� disorders, cross-referenced with the terminal branches of the decision trees presented in the handbook to provide a head-to-head comparison of each disorder, highlighting similarities and differences.-- The DSM-5� classification, to facilitate coding and to provide an overview of all of the DSM-5� diagnoses that must be con

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DSM-IV-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis by Michael B. First, Allen Frances and Harold Alan Pincus - ISBN 9781585620548