DSM-IV Diagnosis in the Schools

ISBN-10: 1572307595
ISBN-13: 9781572307599
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Alvin E. House
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 1/11/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 237
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Alvin E. House, PhD, is a clinical psychologist whose professional practice focuses on applying assessment results in school, vocational, medical, and forensic consultations. Associate Professor of Psychology at Illinois State University, he teaches graduate-level courses in mental health diagnosis, psychological assessment, and psychopathology. He is the coauthor of a manual on observational assessment of children and has published numerous articles and chapters on intellectual, personality, and neuropsychological testing.

Introduction: Purposes and Features of This Book
What This Book Is--and Is Not--Intended to Do
A Guide to Stylistic Conventions in This Book
The Four Types of Notes and Their Purposes
2002 Updates: IDEA 1997 and DSM-IV-TR
Diagnostic Issues and the Use of DSM-IV
Psychiatric Diagnosis: Issues for School Psychologists
The Emergence of Psychiatric Diagnosis as a Task in School Settings
Psychiatric Classification and Its Role in School Settings
Developmental Features to Consider in Diagnosing Children and Adolescents
An Overview of the DSM-IV Diagnostic System
Basic Definitions of Mental Disorders and Other Conditions
Multiaxial Classification
Precedence of Diagnoses: Diagnostic Conventions, Hierarchies, and Multiple Diagnoses
Child and Adolescent Mental Health and DSM-IV
Learning to Use DSM-IV
Categorical Classification
Differential Diagnosis
Ordering of Diagnoses
Degree of Diagnostic Confidence
How to Record Diagnoses
Interpretation of Diagnostic Impressions from Other Sources
Guidelines for Evaluation of Presenting Problems
Disruptive Behavior Symptoms (Externalizing Problems)
Overview
Differential Diagnosis
Specific Behavior Patterns
Emotional Symptoms (Internalizing Problems)
Anxiety Problems
Mood Problems
Other Internalizing Problems
Substance-Related Problems, Other "Addictive" Behaviors, and Harmful Environmental Effects
Substance-Related Problems
Other "Addictive" Behaviors
Harmful Environmental Effects
Highly Focused Symptom Patterns
Eating Problems
Tic Disorders
Elimination Disorders
Miscellaneous Symptom Patterns
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Problems with Mental Ability, Learning, Communication, and Cognition
Overview
Mental Retardation and Related Problems
Learning Disorders and Related Problems
Communication Disorders
Cognitive Problems
Highly Atypical Symptom Patterns: Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Psychoses
Overview
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Psychoses
Personality Disorders
Diagnosing Personality Disorders in Youth: Controversy and Cautions
Other Cautions about Diagnosing Personality Disorders
Cluster A (Odd-Eccentric) Personality Disorders
Cluster B (Dramatic-Emotional) Personality Disorders
Cluster C (Anxious-Fearful) Personality Disorders
Residual Cases
Additional Codes and Categories
Broader-Band Residual Categories
No Diagnosis/Diagnosis Deferred Categories
Appendix B: Proposed Categories and Axes
The Application of DSM-IV in School Settings: Issues and Topics
Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Evaluation
The Role of the School Psychologist in Mental Health Assessment
Best-Practice Recommendations for School Psychologists Regarding Diagnosis
The Case Record: Data and Supporting Documentation for Diagnosis
Confidentiality, Freedom of Information, and Parents' and Children's Rights
Maintenance of Records
Seeking Reimbursement for Assessment and Diagnosis within School Settings
Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology Codes
"Medical Necessity" as a Criterion
Ethical and Professional Responsibilities in Billing
Diagnostic Disagreement
DSM-IV and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Concerns about DSM-IV
Concerns about Psychiatric Classification in General
Concerns about DSM-IV's Overall Conceptualization and Structure
Specific Concerns about DSM-IV
Concluding Remarks
References
Index
2002 Updates: IDEA 1997 and DSM-IV-TR

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