Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders
The most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical
practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers
of all orientations. DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social
workers,and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify
mental disorders, and is the product of more than 10 years of effort
by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.
The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective
assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings-
inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical,
private practice, and primary care.
Michael B. First, M.D.
The Handbook helps clinicians and students learning the process of psychiatric diagnosis improve their skill in formulating a comprehensive differential diagnosis by providing a variety of approaches. These include a six-step diagnostic framework, 29 bottom-up “decision trees”, and 66 differential diagnosis tables for use once a tentative diagnosis has been made. It offers a solution to differential diagnosis that recognizes the complexity of human personality and the structural utility of the DSM-5™ classification.
Edited by John W. Barnhill, M.D.
These cases exemplify the mental disorders categorized in the DSM-5™. Cases are cross-referenced with DSM-5™ and help with understanding diagnostic concepts, including symptoms, severity, comorbidities, age of onset and development, dimensionality across disorders, and gender and cultural implications. A brief discussion follows each case, analyzing the clinical presentation, highlighting key points, and exploring issues of comorbidity that may complicate both the diagnosis and subsequent treatment.
Spanish Edition of the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5™