Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis, Revised Edition: Responding to the Challenge of DSM-5 (R) (2nd New edition)

Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis, Revised Edition: Responding to the Challenge of DSM-5 (R) (2nd New edition)

By: Allen Frances (author)Paperback

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This trusted practitioner resource and widely adopted text helps the busy clinician find the right psychiatric diagnosis and avoid the many pitfalls that lead to errors. Covering every disorder routinely encountered in clinical practice, Allen Frances provides the ICD-9-CM codes and (where feasible) ICD-10-CM codes required for billing, a useful screening question, a descriptive prototype, diagnostic tips, and other disorders that must be ruled out. Frances was instrumental in the development of past editions of DSM and provides helpful cautions on questionable aspects of DSM-5. An index of common presenting symptoms lists possible diagnoses that must be considered for each. The Appendix (which can also be accessed at the companion website) features a Crosswalk to ICD-10-CM codes plus links to coding resources.

About Author

Allen Frances, MD, is a clinician, educator, researcher, and leading authority on psychiatric diagnosis. He chaired the DSM-IV Task Force, was a member of the Task Force that prepared DSM-III-R, and wrote the final version of the Personality Disorders section in DSM-III. The author of several hundred papers and more than a dozen books, most recently Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life, Dr. Frances is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University.


1. How to Use This Book 2. Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Childhood and Adolescence 3. Depressive Disorders 4. Bipolar Disorders 5. Anxiety Disorders 6. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders 7. Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders 8. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders 9. Substance-Related Disorders and Behavioral Addictions 10. Neurocognitive Disorders 11. Personality Disorders 12. Impulse Control Disorders 13. Eating Disorders 14. Sleep-Wake Disorders 15. Sexual and Gender Issues 16. Disorders Related to Physical Symptoms 17. Dissociative Disorders 18. Codes for Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention but Are Not Mental Disorders Appendix. Crosswalk to ICD-10 Codes Resources for Codes

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781462513482
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 218
  • ID: 9781462513482
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 1462513484
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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