DSM-IV Diagnosis in the Schools, Revised Edition

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  • Copyright: 2002-01-11
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Illinois State Univ, Normal. Revised succinct overview of the principles of diagnostic classification used by the DSM-IV. Topics include updated items such as, revisions in the ECD-9-CM, publications of the 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Act, and DSM-IV-TR in 1999. For practitioners.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Purposes and Features of This Bookp. 1
What This Book Is--and Is Not--Intended to Dop. 1
A Guide to Stylistic Conventions in This Bookp. 3
The Four Types of Notes and Their Purposesp. 4
2002 Updates: IDEA 1997 and DSM-IV-TRp. 5
Diagnostic Issues and the Use of DSM-IVp. 7
Psychiatric Diagnosis: Issues for School Psychologistsp. 9
The Emergence of Psychiatric Diagnosis as a Task in School Settingsp. 9
Psychiatric Classification and Its Role in School Settingsp. 10
Developmental Features to Consider in Diagnosing Children and Adolescentsp. 12
An Overview of the DSM-IV Diagnostic Systemp. 14
Basic Definitions of Mental Disorders and Other Conditionsp. 14
Multiaxial Classificationp. 18
Precedence of Diagnoses: Diagnostic Conventions, Hierarchies, and Multiple Diagnosesp. 26
Child and Adolescent Mental Health and DSM-IVp. 28
Learning to Use DSM-IVp. 31
Categorical Classificationp. 31
Differential Diagnosisp. 32
Ordering of Diagnosesp. 33
Degree of Diagnostic Confidencep. 34
How to Record Diagnosesp. 35
Interpretation of Diagnostic Impressions from Other Sourcesp. 36
Guidelines for Evaluation of Presenting Problemsp. 39
Disruptive Behavior Symptoms (Externalizing Problems)p. 41
Overviewp. 41
Differential Diagnosisp. 45
Specific Behavior Patternsp. 48
Emotional Symptoms (Internalizing Problems)p. 60
Anxiety Problemsp. 60
Mood Problemsp. 77
Other Internalizing Problemsp. 89
Substance-Related Problems, Other "Addictive" Behaviors, and Harmful Environmental Effectsp. 102
Substance-Related Problemsp. 102
Other "Addictive" Behaviorsp. 109
Harmful Environmental Effectsp. 111
Highly Focused Symptom Patternsp. 114
Eating Problemsp. 114
Tic Disordersp. 119
Elimination Disordersp. 120
Miscellaneous Symptom Patternsp. 121
Sexual and Gender Identity Disordersp. 122
Sleep Disordersp. 123
Problems with Mental Ability, Learning, Communication, and Cognitionp. 125
Overviewp. 125
Mental Retardation and Related Problemsp. 126
Learning Disorders and Related Problemsp. 134
Communication Disordersp. 141
Cognitive Problemsp. 144
Highly Atypical Symptom Patterns: Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Psychosesp. 148
Overviewp. 148
Pervasive Developmental Disordersp. 149
Psychosesp. 154
Personality Disordersp. 163
Diagnosing Personality Disorders in Youth: Controversy and Cautionsp. 163
Other Cautions about Diagnosing Personality Disordersp. 165
Cluster A (Odd-Eccentric) Personality Disordersp. 166
Cluster B (Dramatic-Emotional) Personality Disordersp. 168
Cluster C (Anxious-Fearful) Personality Disordersp. 170
Residual Casesp. 171
Additional Codes and Categoriesp. 172
Broader-Band Residual Categoriesp. 172
No Diagnosis/Diagnosis Deferred Categoriesp. 173
Appendix B: Proposed Categories and Axesp. 174
The Application of DSM-IV in School Settings: Issues and Topicsp. 177
Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Evaluationp. 179
The Role of the School Psychologist in Mental Health Assessmentp. 179
Best-Practice Recommendations for School Psychologists Regarding Diagnosisp. 182
The Case Record: Data and Supporting Documentation for Diagnosisp. 183
Confidentiality, Freedom of Information, and Parents' and Children's Rightsp. 183
Maintenance of Recordsp. 184
Seeking Reimbursement for Assessment and Diagnosis within School Settingsp. 186
Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology Codesp. 186
"Medical Necessity" as a Criterionp. 188
Ethical and Professional Responsibilities in Billingp. 190
Diagnostic Disagreementp. 192
DSM-IV and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Actp. 194
Concerns about DSM-IVp. 197
Concerns about Psychiatric Classification in Generalp. 198
Concerns about DSM-IV's Overall Conceptualization and Structurep. 200
Specific Concerns about DSM-IVp. 201
Concluding Remarksp. 203
Referencesp. 205
Indexp. 225
2002 Updates: IDEA 1997 and DSM-IV-TRp. 231
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