The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5™ Diagnostic Exam

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Abraham M Nussbaum

  • The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5™ Diagnostic Exam

281 pages
2013
ISBN: 9781585624669

Designed for interviewers at all levels of experience, The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5™ Diagnostic Exam is the clinician’s companion for using DSM-5™ in diagnostic interviews. Both experienced clinicians and those still in training will benefit from the thoughtful, yet practical, fashion in which DSM-5™ revisions are reviewed and incorporated into the 30-minute diagnostic interview.

This guide is written for all levels of experience, since every clinician needs to master both DSM-5™ criteria and how to conduct a fruitful diagnostic interview. The book:

  • Provides insight into the process of establishing a therapeutic alliance, which remains the goal of any psychiatric encounter, even one as brief as the diagnostic interview.
  • Offers an extensive set of appendixes with resources to enhance understanding. These include a brief, easy-to-use summary of DSM-5™ disorders; a stepwise approach to differential diagnosis; the Mental Status Examination and a psychiatric glossary; the ABPN Clinical Skills Evaluation; DSM-5™-related diagnostic tools and scales; and coverage of alternative diagnostic systems and rating scales.
  • Provides a sequential framework for generating a differential diagnosis, using a six-step approach, that will help clinicians develop their clinical decision-making skills and ensure that they take into account the many and interrelated causes of mental disorders.

Direct, practical, and informative, The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5™ Diagnostic Exam will enable readers to efficiently and effectively employ DSM-5™ as part of a comprehensive diagnostic interview.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the diagnostic interview.

Alliance building during a diagnostic interview.

The 30-minute diagnostic interview.

Adventures in dimensions.

Key changes in DSM-5.

The DSM-5 diagnostic interview.

Appendixes.

  • A brief version of DSM-5.
  • A stepwise approach to differential diagnosis.
  • The Mental Status Examination and a psychiatric glossary.
  • The ABPN Clinical Skills Evaluation.
  • DSM-5-related diagnostic tools and scales.
  • Alternative diagnostic systems and rating scales.

References.

Index.