Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis, First Edition Responding to the Challenge of DSM-5

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-14
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
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Grounded in author Allen Frances's extensive clinical experience, this comprehensive yet concise guide helps the busy clinician find the right psychiatric diagnosis and avoid the many pitfalls that lead to errors. Covering every disorder routinely encountered in clinical practice, Frances provides the appropriate ICD-9-CM code for each one (the same code utilized in the DSM), a useful screening question, a colorful descriptive prototype, lucid diagnostic tips, and a discussion of other disorders that must be ruled out. The book closes with an index of the most common presenting symptoms, listing possible diagnoses that must be considered for each. Frances was instrumental in the development of past editions of the DSM and provides helpful cautions on questionable aspects of DSM-5.

Author Biography

Allen Frances, MD, is a clinician, educator, researcher, and leading authority on psychiatric diagnosis. He chaired the DSM-IV Task Force, was a member of the Task Force that prepared DSM-III-R, and wrote the final version of the Personality Disorders section in DSM-III. The author of hundreds of papers and more than a dozen books, Dr. Frances is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University. He is an active blogger for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and Education Update.

Table of Contents

1. How to Use This Book 2. Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Childhood and Adolescence 3. Depressive Disorders 4. Bipolar Disorders 5. Anxiety Disorders 6. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders 7. Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders 8. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders 9. Substance-Related Disorders and Behavioral Addictions 10. Neurocognitive Disorders 11. Personality Disorders 12. Impulse Control Disorders 13. Eating Disorders 14. Sleep-Wake Disorders 15. Sexual and Gender Issues 16. Disorders Related to Physical Symptoms 17. Dissociative Disorders 18. Codes for Conditions That May be a Focus of Clinical Attention

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