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DSM-5 Guidebook: The Essential Companion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5ed

by Donald W Black and Jon E Grant American Psychiatric Association Publishing
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DSM-5™ Guidebook: The Essential Companion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition is a user-friendly, supplementary guide for psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health practitioners who need to know how DSM-5™ differs from its predecessor in terms of organizational structure, diagnostic categories, and the criteria themselves. While it does not replace the comprehensive and authoritative DSM-5™, it illuminates its content by teaching mental health professionals how to use the revised diagnostic criteria and by providing a practical context for its clinical use.

The book offers many valuable features, including:

-An historical overview of the development of the DSM in general, and DSM-5™ in particular, a progression that might be said to mirror the evolution of psychiatry as a whole. The material on the creation of DSM-5™ includes coverage of dimensional assessment, reliability and field trials, and the controversies that arose during development of DSM-5™.

-An indispensable chapter on how to use DSM-5™ that addresses coding, diagnostic certainty, the demise of the multiaxial system, and the key changes to each diagnostic category.

-Full coverage of the significant reorganization from DSM-IV-TR™ to DSM-5™, which is designed to incorporate advances in neuroscience, brain imaging and genetics. Chapters were reordered to reflect scientific advances in the understanding of psychiatric disorders, and the presumed etiological and the pathophysiological relationships among them.

-Extensive coverage of the decision to integrate dimensional measures into DSM-5™, which may enhance the clinician’s ability to assess symptom variation and severity and aid in patient evaluation, treatment decisions, and outcome monitoring. The various measures are presented and their use discussed.

-Finally, as the authors were not part of the revision process, they offer a fresh, down-to-earth perspective that will resonate with clinicians by focusing on the changes that will most significantly impact clinicians’ professional lives.

DSM-5™ Guidebook provides a roadmap to the many changes in this living document, DSM-5™, and will prove invaluable to psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, neurologists, social workers, and all who strive to understand mental illness as it is conceived today.

About the AuthorsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1. The march to DSM-5Chapter 2. Use of DSM-5 and major changes from DSM-IV-TRChapter 3. Neurodevelopmental disordersChapter 4. Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disordersChapter 5. Mood disordersChapter 6. Anxiety disordersChapter 7. Obsessive-compulsive and related disordersChapter 8. Trauma- and stressor-related disordersChapter 9. Dissociative disordersChapter 10. Somatic symptom and related disordersChapter 11. Feeding and eating disordersChapter 12. Elimination disordersChapter 13. Sleep-wake disordersChapter 14. Sexual dysfunctions, gender dysphoria, and paraphilic disordersChapter 15. Disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disordersChapter 16. Substance-related and addictive disordersChapter 17. Neurocognitive disordersChapter 18. Personality disordersChapter 19. Medication-Induced movement disorders and other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attentionChapter 20. Assessment measuresChapter 21. Alternative DSM-5 model for personality disordersChapter 22. Conditions for further studyReferencesAppendix: DSM-5 ClassificationIndex

Donald W. Black, M.D., is Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa.

Jon E. Grant, M.D., M.P.H., J.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.