Acknowledgments | Contributors | Introduction | A Note
About This Book
Over 100 authors contributed to DSM-5 Clinical
Cases. Most are psychiatrists, but the group also
includes professionals from the fields of psychology, social work,
nursing, and sociology. Hardly anyone declined the invitation to
write for this book, and so I was unable to ask many potential contributors—including several
on my own hallway—who would certainly have turned in terrific work.
Some of the book’s authors had participated in the creation of DSM-5, but
most had not, and a few had published articles skeptical of early
DSM-5 drafts. All of the authors worked within significant length
and topic restrictions, and they wrote their initial drafts before the
DSM-5 text was complete. Despite their own full schedules, they
responded professionally to waves of e-mailed edits, reminders,
and questions, often contributing much-appreciated thoughts and criticisms.
Their flexibility, expertise, and efforts are the backbone of this