Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis

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This book provides a concise and user-friendly guide to more accurate diagnosis and coding. It offers: - One or more screening questions for each disorder. - Clear prototypal descriptions of the mental disorders rather than complex and cumbersome criteria sets that are often ignored. - The most crucial differential diagnoses that must be ruled out for each disorder. - Diagnostic tips--everything I have learned through 40 years of seeing patients, supervising, and preparing DSM III, DSM IIIR, and DSM IV. - The required ICD-9 codes for each disorder. - Cautions to reduce diagnostic inflation and counter the influence of fad diagnosing. - Cautions on questionable aspects of DSM-5q--Provided by publisherResponding to the Challenge of DSM-5 Allen Frances. cates the page on which each mental disorder is covered, along with its ICD-CM codes. Every disorder has its story to tell, and each illustrates the fascinata€” ing variety of human behavioranbsp;...

Title:Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis
Author: Allen Frances
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2013

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