DSM-IV-Tr Handbook of Differential Diagnosis

Description

An invaluable addition to the DSM-IV-TR Library, DSM-IV-TRA? Handbook of Differential Diagnosis is a succinct reference to help ensure that you consider all the important diagnoses that need to be ruled out during a clinical evaluation. It is a great convenience for busy practitioners and a valuable overview for trainees. The Handbook provides -The six crucial steps in differential diagnosis that must be considered for each and every patient -27 decision trees that teach you how to go from the most common presenting symptoms to a final diagnosis -62 differential diagnosis tables, each of which provides a head-to-head comparison of a disorder with its differential diagnostic contenders -A unique symptom index for DSM-IV-TR that lists in a convenient form those disorders that you should consider when formulating a differential diagnosis given a particular symptom in the patient's presentation The information provided in the decision trees, the differential diagnosis tables, and the symptom index is rich with information, each format with its own strengths, depending on the needs of a particular clinical situation. By presenting the problem from a number of different perspectives, this Handbook should improve your skill in formulating a comprehensive differential diagnosis.

Details

Author(s)
Michael B. First, Allen J. Frances, Harold Alan Pincus
Format
Paperback | 262 pages
Dimensions
133 x 210 x 17.53mm | 318g
Publication date
01 Jan 2002
Publisher
American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Imprint
American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publication City/Country
VA, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
tables, index
ISBN10
1585620548
ISBN13
9781585620548
Bestsellers rank
324,884