This book can help students and clinicians become familiar with the symptoms that make up each DSM-IV-TR diagnosis. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) . 27 Mar DSM‐IV‐TR case studies: a clinical guide to differential diagnosis. Angela Harte. Melbourne, Australia. Search for more papers by this author. DSM-IV-TR case studies [print]: a clinical guide to differential diagnosis. Responsibility: Allen Frances, Ruth Ross. Imprint: Washington, DC: American.
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Helpful diagnostic algorithms are often suggested.
DSM-IV-TR Case Studies: A Clinical Guide to Differential Diagnosis
I do not believe it is fair to assign the responsibility for these relative shortcomings to the authors of the text, because, for the most part, they are the limitations of the DSM writ large. The use of the therapeutic relationship as a diagnostic tool is hinted at on several occasions.
Patient histories, at their best, are infused with lifelike details—evocative, poignant, and reflective of rich clinical experience. I believe that DSM-IV-TR Case Studies will intrigue and educate novices to the field and provide experienced clinicians with a helpful refresher text and, possibly, a bit of nostalgia.
Reviewed by Vladimir MaleticM. The authors of the text ot a tough challenge: DSM-IV-TR Case Studiesas well as the diagnostic manual it is based on, may be viewed as a culmination of an effort to codify the great diversity of human emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems and classify them into clear-cut phenomenological categories.
All of the patients are examined in a psychiatric setting. Clinical pearls are scattered throughout this text.
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Readers with more scholarly aspirations can find some interesting discussions, such as diagnosing schizophrenic versus schizoaffective versus bipolar disorder and making distinctions between obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. The discussion of differential diagnosis is thorough, thoughtful, and, at times, sensitive to cultural, gender, medical, and psychodynamic influences.
In spite of some reservations, I would recommend this text to psychiatrists-in-training, primary care physicians, and other specialists who may see dsm-ib-tr with psychiatric ailments.
The chapter on medication-induced movement disorders is very timely and necessary. Although the diagnostic manual is designed to be useful in all of these settings, differences in manifestation of psychopathology are not accounted for.
Recommendations for diagnostic workup and treatment planning are straightforward and practical.
Cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity in manifesting symptoms of psychiatric illness is seldom reflected in the selection of case histories. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.
Complex comorbidities, including medical illness, drug interactions, or side effects, are rarely present. A patient with the same psychiatric condition is likely to have different presentations in the office of a psychiatrist versus that of a family physician, pediatrician, gynecologist, internist, or neurologist.