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DSM-5® Clinical Cases

Edited by John W. Barnhill, M.D.

  • ISBN 978-1-58562-468-3
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DSM-5 Clinical Cases presents patient cases that exemplify the mental disorders categorized in the newly released DSM-5, bringing DSM-5 alive for teachers and students of psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, and related mental health and healthcare fields. Cases are cross-referenced with DSM-5 and help the reader understand diagnostic concepts, including symptoms, severity, comorbidities, age of onset and development, dimensionality across disorders, and gender and cultural implications.

Every feature in the book helps to bridge the distance between the formal classification and the real-life presentation of patients:

  • All cases are original and previously unpublished, making for fresh, compelling reading for both experienced clinicians and those new to diagnostic classification. Case authors were selected for their expertise in the disorder described in the case. For ease in identifying specific cases, case titles are clinically relevant, based on the primary complaint, and identify the DSM-5 diagnosis described.
  • Each case adheres to a consistent format developed by the editors to fully illuminate the disorder being profiled. Features may include history of present illness, family psychiatric history, medical history, mental status exam results, DSM-5 diagnostic features, lab and physical findings, and a summary.
  • 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. This approach is especially helpful since few cases in real-life are unambiguous.
  • Easy-to-use appendixes enable readers to locate cases by type of disorder, special interests, and DSM-5 diagnosis.
  • The book is designed to serve as a companion text in a variety of contexts—from abnormal psychology courses to medical school and residency training programs. In addition, those studying for specialty examinations will find reviewing the cases very useful.

Fascinating, practical, and instructive, DSM-5 Clinical Cases succeeds in bringing the DSM-5 to the examining room.


  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Introduction
  • A Note About This Book
  • Chapter 1. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Chapter 2. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Chapter 3. Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Chapter 4. Depressive Disorders
  • Chapter 5. Anxiety Disorders
  • Chapter 6. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Chapter 7. Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Chapter 8. Dissociative Disorders
  • Chapter 9. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Chapter 10. Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Chapter 11. Elimination Disorders
  • Chapter 12. Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • Chapter 13. Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Chapter 14. Gender Dysphoria
  • Chapter 15. Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • Chapter 16. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Chapter 17. Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Chapter 18. Personality Disorders
  • Chapter 19. Paraphilic Disorders
  • Index


    Editorial Board
    Jonathan Avery, M.D.
    Anna Dickerman, M.D.
    Alexander Harris, M.D., Ph.D.
    Robert Haskell, M.D.
    Raymond Raad, M.D., M.P.H.

    Jamie Miller Abelson, M.S.W.
    Salman Akhtar, M.D.
    George S. Alexopoulos, M.D.
    Margaret Altemus, M.D.
    Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D.
    Evelyn Attia, M.D.
    Jonathan Avery, M.D.
    Elizabeth L. Auchincloss, M.D.
    Richard Balon, M.D.
    John W. Barnhill, M.D.
    Anne E. Becker, M.D., Ph.D.
    Eugene Beresin, M.D.
    Silvia Bernardi, M.D.
    Carlos Blanco, M.D., Ph.D.
    Susan Bogels, Ph.D.
    Robert Boland, M.D.
    James A. Bourgeois, O.D., M.D.
    Benjamin Brody, M.D.
    Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.
    Kristin Cadenhead, M.D.
    Jason P. Caplan, M.D.
    Emil F. Coccaro, M.D.
    Victoria E. Cosgrove, M.D.
    Catherine Crone, M.D.
    Jessica Daniels, M.D.
    Lori L. Davis, M.D.
    Anna Dickerman, M.D.
    Andrea DiMartini, M.D.
    Arden Dingle, M.D.
    Coreen Domingo, Dr.P.H.
    Carlo Faravelli, M.D.
    J. Paul Fedoroff, M.D.
    Lorena Fernandez de la Cruz, Ph.D.
    Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D.
    Robert L. Findling, M.D., M.B.A.
    Eve K. Freidl, M.D.
    Matthew J. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
    Richard A. Friedman, M.D.
    James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H.
    Michael Gitlin, M.D.
    Joseph F. Goldberg, M.D.
    Janna Gordon-Elliott, M.D.
    Cynthia A. Graham, Ph.D.
    Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A.
    Alexander Harris, M.D., Ph.D.
    Robert Haskell, M.D.
    Stephan Heckers, M.D., M.Sc.
    Donald M. Hilty, M.D.
    Heather B. Howell, M.S.W.
    James Jackson, Ph.D.
    Li Jin, D.O.
    Ian Jones, M.R.C.Psych., Ph.D.
    Loes Jongerden, M.A.
    Vishesh K. Kapur, M.D., M.P.H.
    Otto Kernberg, M.D.
    Barbara J. Kocsis, M.D.
    Thomas R. Kosten, M.D.
    Peter D. Kramer, M.D.
    Ryan E. Lawrence, M.D.
    Christopher M. Layne, Ph.D.
    James L. Levenson, M.D.
    Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A.
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, M.D.
    Russell F. Lim, M.D.
    Richard J. Loewenstein, M.D.
    Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
    Dolores Malaspina, M.D., M.P.H.
    Jose R. Maldonado, M.D.
    David Mataix-Cols, Ph.D.
    Christopher McDougle, M.D.
    Susan L. McElroy, M.D.
    Katharina Meyerbroker, Ph.D.
    Thomas W. Meeks, M.D.
    Robert Michels, M.D.
    Barbara L. Milrod, M.D.
    James E. Mitchell, M.D.
    Lianne K. Morris Smith, M.D.
    Megan Mroczkowski, M.D.
    Cheryl Munday, Ph.D.
    Joseph F. Murray, M.D.
    Melissa Nau, M.D.
    Nancy J. Needell, M.D.
    Jeffrey H. Newcorn, M.D.
    Edward V. Nunes, M.D.
    Maurice M. Ohayon, M.D., D.Sc., Ph.D.
    Mayumi Okuda, M.D.
    Maria A. Oquendo, M.D.
    Brian Palen, M.D.
    Kathy P. Parker, Ph.D., R.N.
    Juan D. Pedraza, M.D.
    Julie B. Penzner, M.D.
    J. Christopher Perry, M.P.H., M.D.
    Friedemann Pfafflin, M.D.
    Cynthia R. Pfeffer, M.D.
    Katharine A. Phillips, M.D.
    Robert S. Pynoos, M.D., M.P.H.
    Raymond Raad, M.D., M.P.H.
    Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.
    Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D.
    Stephen Ross, M.D.
    Anthony J. Rothschild, M.D.
    David H. Rubin, M.D.
    Susan Samuels, M.D.
    Daniel S. Schechter, M.D.
    Lorin M. Scher, M.D.
    Marc A. Schuckit, M.D.
    Charles L. Scott, M.D.
    Daryl Shorter, M.D.
    Larry J. Siever, M.D.
    Charles H. Silberstein, M.D.
    Daphne Simeon, M.D.
    Helen Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.
    Dan J. Stein, M.D., Ph.D.
    Alan M. Steinberg, Ph.D.
    Theodore A. Stern, M.D.
    William S. Stone, Ph.D.
    Trisha Suppes, M.D., Ph.D.
    Holly A. Swartz, M.D.
    Carol A. Tamminga, M.D.
    Rajiv Tandon, M.D.
    Rosemary Tannock, Ph.D.
    Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D.
    Ming T. Tsuang, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
    Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.
    John T. Walkup, M.D.
    Michael F. Walton, M.D.
    Heather Warm, M.D.
    Roger D. Weiss, M.D.
    William C. Wood, M.D.
    Frank Yeomans, M.D., Ph.D.
    Kimberly A. Yonkers, M.D.
    Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D.
    Lauren C. Zaluda, B.A

About the Authors

John W. Barnhill, M.D., is DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College; Chief of the Consultation-Liaison Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; and a faculty member at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training & Research in New York City.

Overall, this is an interesting, useful, and frequently entertaining book that will be especially attractive to earlier trainees needing specific case material and discussions as they grapple with the process of psychiatric diagnosis.—Michael D. Jibson & Lisa S. Seyfried, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Academic Psychiatry, 08/25/2016

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