Study Guide to DSM-IV-TR® demonstrates the fundamental features of DSM-IV-TR disorders through brief clinical vignettes, and questions and answers. These vignettes help beginning students and experienced clinicians visualize a disorder in the context of a multidimensional patient who is characterized by more than just the fulfillment of individual diagnostic criteria. Study Guide to DSM-IV-TR®
- Describes common problems in diagnosis
- Provides guidelines for resolving issues of diagnostic uncertainty
- Summarizes the core concepts of the diagnostic group discussed in each chapter
- Presents interesting case examples that provide “diagnostic prototypes” of the individual disorders included in DSM-IV-TR
- Includes self-assessment questions that allow the reader to test their understanding of DSM-IV-TR
Several new sections have been added
- Boundary Between Normality and Abnormality
- Dimensional vs. Categorical Classification
Study Guide to DSM-IV-TR® is an indispensable companion designed to help students, residents, and clinicians conceptualize how DSM-IV-TR can be used in everyday practice.
Introduction. Clinical monitoring, standards, and liability. Presenting your case to a reviewer. Presenting an inpatient case. Presenting a partial hospital case. Presenting a substance abuse case. Fundamentals of clinical documentation. Documenting individual patient care. Index.
"This is an extremely useful book that should be studied and referenced when using the DSM-IV-TR. The vignettes provided by the author are necessary in gaining an increased understanding of the diagnostic criteria used in clinical practice."—Doody’s Publishing, 3/1/2002
Michael A. Fauman, Ph.D., M.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is also Medical Director and Vice President for Medical Services at Magellan Behavioral of Michigan, Inc. in Farmington Hills, Michigan.