DSM-IV-TR Guidebook

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American Psychiatric Pub., 2004 - Medical - 501 pages
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Designed for the clinician, DSM-IV-TR® Guidebook takes you on an entertaining and informative guided tour through DSM-IV-TR. It details how and why DSM-IV-TR developed the way it did and presents a clear road map of the intricacies of the organization of the DSM system.

In this detailed, insightful volume, you will find • A synopsis of the essential elements of DSM-IV-TR• An annotation that explains and expands on the DSM-IV-TR criteria sets• Hundreds of clinical pearls concerning diagnostic evaluation• An insiders' view of how and why DSM-IV-TR became what it is• A study guide plus 100 multiple -- choice questions to test your DSM-IV-TR knowledge• The historical context and conceptual issues surrounding psychiatric diagnosis

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About the author (2004)

Michael B. First, M.D., is Research Psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York.

Harold Alan Pincus, M.D., is Professor and Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry in the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Senior Scientist and Director of RAND at the University of Pittsburgh Health Research Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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