DSM-IV-TR� Case Studies A Clinical Guide to Differential Diagnosis

ISBN-10: 1585620556

ISBN-13: 9781585620555

Edition: 2001

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Description: DSM-IV-TR® Case Studies: A Clinical Guide to Differential Diagnosiswill 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 optionsThe final chapter, titled “Test Yourself,” 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 Alzheimer’s disease• More discussion of atypical antipsychotics• Focus on cognitive problems in schizophreniaDSM-IV-TR® Case Studies: A Clinical Guide to Differential Diagnosiswill 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.

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Book details

List price: $86.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing
Publication date: 8/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Allen Frances, M.D.,is Professor of Psychiatry and former chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University. Dr. Frances was chairman of the DSM-IV Task Force and is currently leading an effort to develop expert consensus practice guidelines for the different psychiatric disorders.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence
Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Factitious Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorder
Eating Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified
Adjustment Disorders
Personality Disorders
Medication-Induced Movement Disorders
Test Yourself
Afterword
Index
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