In this indispensable book, master diagnostician James Morrison presents the spectrum of diagnoses in DSM-5 in an accessible, engaging, clinically useful format. Demystifying DSM-5 criteria without sacrificing accuracy, the book includes both ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM codes for each disorder. It also includes the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale (from DSM-IV-TR), with a clear rationale for its continued use. More than 130 detailed case vignettes illustrate typical patient presentations; down-to-earth discussions of each case demonstrate how to arrive at the diagnosis and rule out other likely possibilities. Providing a wealth of diagnostic pointers, Morrison writes with the wisdom and wit that made his guide to the prior DSM a valued resource for hundreds of thousands of clinicians. His website (www.guilford.com/jm) offers additional discussion and resources related to psychiatric diagnosis and DSM-5.
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This popular practitioner guide and course text takes the reader step by step through diagnostic decision making in mental health. Acclaimed for both the clarity of his writing and his clinical expertise, James Morrison provides principles and decision trees for evaluating information from multiple sources and constructing a valid, clinically useful working diagnosis. More than 100 vivid vignettes - from the straightforward to the toughest cases - illustrate the practical application of these methods. Essential topics include developing a differential diagnosis, dealing with comorbidity; and determining when physical illness may be the cause of mental health symptoms. New to This Edition Revised throughout for DSM-5. Updated resources and suggested readings.
With the publication of DSM-IV, mental health practitioners are faced with the challenge of quickly learning a whole new set of diagnostic standards. Providing a simple way rapidly to become conversant with all DSM-IV categories as well as its many new criteria, this book translates DSM-IV data into a concise, accessible format, explicating and illustrating all the criteria in clear, jargon-free language. It discusses, illustrates, and interprets the criteria for every DSM-IV diagnosis. Over 100 vivid case histories give the reader a flavor of the disorder described and provide a framework for understanding the diagnostic criteria. In each, the author walks the reader through the process in step-by-step detail, discussing how he arrives at a five-axis diagnosis. Helpful features include quick guides at the beginning of every chapter pointing the way to the sought after diagnosis; tips highlighting information that will help clinicians make the diagnosis; sidelights containing historical information and other interesting facts, and editorial comments discussing diagnosis, patients, and clinical issues. This book will be invaluable to all mental health clinicians who want a quick and painless way to learn the DSM-IV criteria, psychologists and social workers studying for their state licensing exam, and graduate students taking courses in abnormal behavior and psychopathology.
Written in the award-winning Incredibly Easy style, this invaluable reference is packed with the most up-to-date information on more than 70 psychiatric disorders. Clear language and a simple organization keep information concise and easy to find. The reference is organized by disorders and includes an overview of psychiatric nursing. Numerous icons provide the reader with tips on caring for psychiatric patients from experts, the latest research, cultural considerations, and the latest news in psychopharmacology. Memory joggers and quick quizzes reinforce learning. An appendix of Web resources is included for further study.
This trusted practitioner resource and course text is grounded in James Morrison's experience with more than 15,000 mental health patients. Morrison provides a complete framework for interviewing adult patients about their current symptoms, personal and family history, mental status, behavioral risks, and other relevant issues. He offers guidance for selecting the best strategy for any clinical situation, building rapport, overcoming common challenges, and communicating findings. Appendices include a detailed semistructured interview and a self-assessment tool for interviewers, both with permission to photocopy. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Revised throughout for DSM-5. *Updated resources and suggested readings. See also Morrison's DSM-5? Made Easy, which explains DSM-5 diagnoses in clear language, illustrated with vivid case vignettes; Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition, which offers principles and decision trees for integrating diagnostic information from multiple sources; and The Mental Health Clinician's Workbook, which uses in-depth cases and carefully constructed exercises to build the reader's diagnostic skills.
Rich with compelling case material, this hands-on workbook helps mental health practitioners and students build essential skills for clinical evaluation and differential diagnosis. Renowned diagnostician and bestselling author James Morrison (DSM-5 Made Easy and other works) invites the reader to interview and evaluate 26 patients with a wide spectrum of presenting complaints and ultimate diagnoses. Using multiple-choice questions and fill-in-the-blank exercises, clinicians practice the arts of interviewing and making diagnostic decisions. The convenient large-size format facilitates use. Extensive tables in the appendix provide a quick-reference guide to the interviewing techniques, diagnostic principles, and clinical diagnoses discussed in each case. See also Morrison's DSM-5® Made Easy, which explains DSM-5 diagnoses in clear language, illustrated with vivid case vignettes; Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition, which offers principles and decision trees for integrating diagnostic information from multiple sources; and The First Interview, Fourth Edition, which presents a framework for conducting thorough, empathic initial evaluations.
This instructive clinical resource has given thousands of clinicians and students essential skills for evaluating infants through adolescents with any type of mental health issue. Principles for conducting age-appropriate clinical interviews with children of varying ages and their parents--including the use of toys, drawing, dolls, and other forms of play--are illustrated with annotated sample transcripts. The book provides crucial information for accurately diagnosing a wide range of mental and behavioral disorders. User-friendly features include concise explanations of diagnostic criteria, coding notes, interview pointers for specific disorders, vivid vignettes, and a sample written report. New to This Edition *Current terminology, codes, and diagnostic criteria integrated throughout the case examples and disorder-specific discussions. *Features both DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM codes. *Essential Features--prototypes that encapsulate the symptoms and other diagnostic elements of each disorder. *Reproducible tool (Questionnaire for Parents) that can be downloaded and printed for repeated use. *Additional disorders and vignettes.
Delivering health care services to adolescents can be challenging for primary care providers and for specialists. This volume of Adolescent Medicine Clinics devoted to psychiatric issues in adolescent medicine focuses on conditions and presentations that require a biopsychosocial approach because they represent the intersection of biology and behavior, with an emphasis on practical, clinical issues and evidence-based approaches. Conditions traditionally considered "psychiatric" with somatic manifestations, as well as those classified as "medical" with psychiatric symptoms are discussed. In addition, both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic modalities are detailed, as are treatment settings appropriate for treatment, and issues related to consent and confidentiality. Cutting-edge issues related to the Internet and adolescent health concerns are also addressed.
This book addresses the growing phenomenon of grandparents assuming responsibility for raising their grandchildren. Cox has assembled an impressive team of psychologists, social workers, and nurses, as well as lawyers and sociologists. They draw on their experience to explore the grandparent-grandchild relationship and its intricacies. Lack of preparation, social isolation, psychological and emotional stress, and financial strain all contribute to the myriad of issues involved in this new wrinkle in the American family. Additional topics include: ethnicity and diversity, social services and interventions, and policy reforms. This book will be of interest to all social workers and gerontologists working with custodial grandparents and their grandchildren.