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DSM-5 Clinical Cases

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John W Barnhill

  • DSM-5 Clinical Cases
  • DSM-5 Clinical Cases
    Presents patient cases that exemplify the mental disorders categorised in the newly released DSM-5

402 pages
ISBN: 9781585624683

Patient cases are presented and cross-referenced to the DSM-5™ to aid clinicians in applying formal classifications to real-life patients.

DSM-5™ Clinical Cases presents patient cases that exemplify the mental disorders categorised 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, 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  • All cases are original and previously unpublished, making for fresh, compelling reading for both experienced clinicians and those new to diagnostic classification.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, analysing 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.

Table of Contents


  1. Neurodevelopmental disorders
  2. Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
  3. Bipolar and related disorders.
  4. Depressive disorders
  5. Anxiety disorders.
  6. Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
  7. Trauma- and stressor-related disorders.
  8. Dissociative disorders
  9. Somatic symptom and related disorders
  10. Feeding and eating disorders.
  11. Elimination disorders
  12. Sleep-wake disorders
  13. Sexual dysfunctions
  14. Gender dysphoria
  15. Disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders
  16. Substance-related and addictive disorders
  17. Neurocognitive disorders
  18. Personality disorders
  19. Paraphilic disorders