DSM-IV-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis

DSM-IV-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis

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An invaluable addition to the DSM-IV-TR Library, DSM-IV-TRAr Handbook of Differential Diagnosis is a succinct reference to help ensure that you consider all the important diagnoses that need to be ruled out during a clinical evaluation. It is a great convenience for busy practitioners and a valuable overview for trainees. The Handbook provides a€c The six crucial steps in differential diagnosis that must be considered for each and every patienta€c 27 decision trees that teach you how to go from the most common presenting symptoms to a final diagnosisa€c 62 differential diagnosis tables, each of which provides a head-to-head comparison of a disorder with its differential diagnostic contendersa€c A unique symptom index for DSM-IV-TR that lists in a convenient form those disorders that you should consider when formulating a differential diagnosis given a particular symptom in the patient's presentation The information provided in the decision trees, the differential diagnosis tables, and the symptom index is rich with information, each format with its own strengths, depending on the needs of a particular clinical situation. By presenting the problem from a number of different perspectives, this Handbook should improve your skill in formulating a comprehensive differential diagnosis.Substance-Induced Persisting Dementia (refer to Substance- Related Disorders for substance -specific codes) . ... General Medical Condition] Substance-Related Disorders The following specifiers apply to Substance Dependence as noted:anbsp;...

Title:DSM-IV-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
Author: Michael B. First, Allen Frances, Harold Alan Pincus
Publisher:American Psychiatric Pub - 2002-01-01

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