The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5 (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199395095

Joel Paris
304 Pages
143 x 209 mm
Pub date
Apr 2015
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The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5(R) is the second edition of the widely-read book first published in 2013. This second edition is thoroughly revised, and has several new chapters describing the response to the publication of the new manual, as well as suggestions on its use in clinical practice. The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5(R), Second Edition reviews the history of diagnosis in psychiatry, emphasizing the limitations for classification of our current lack of knowledge of the causes of most mental disorders. It emphasizes that, in the absence of biomarkers, current categories can only be considered provisional. It takes a critical look at schema for spectra and dimensionaliztion of diagnosis, examines the borders between normality and psychopathology, and discusses the problem of clinical utility. The book has chapters on all the major diagnoses in psychiatry, in which the main problems of diagnosis are addressed, and in which all changes in DSM-5 are described.


Part I: Diagnostic Principles
Chapter 1-Introduction
Chapter 2-The history of diagnosis in psychiatry
Chapter 3-How diagnostic manuals are made
Chapter 4-What is and is not a mental disorder
Chapter 5-Diagnostic validity
Chapter 6-Dimensionality
Chapter 7-Clinical utility
Part II: Specific Diagnoses
Chapter 8-Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychoses
Chapter 9-Bipolar and related disorders
Chapter 10-Depressive disorders
Chapter 11-Anxiety disorders, trauma, and the OCD spectrum
Chapter 12- Substance abuse, eating, and sexual disorders
Chapter 13-Neurodevelopmental and disruptive behavioral disorders
Chapter 14-Personality disorders
Chapter 15-Other diagnostic groups
Part III-Overview
Chapter 16-Responses to DSM-5
Chapter 17-DSM-5 in practice
Chapter 18-A guide for the perplexed

About the author: 

Dr. Joel Paris was born in New York City, but has spent most of his life in Canada. Dr. Paris' research interest is in borderline personality disorder. Dr. Paris has 193 peer-reviewed articles, and is the author of 17 books and 40 book chapters. Dr. Paris is an educator who has has won awards for his teaching.

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