102105: DSM-5 Made Easy

The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis

About the Course:

In this indispensable course, 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 and students. His website (www.guilford.com/jm) offers additional discussion and resources related to psychiatric diagnosis and DSM-5.

Journal/Publisher:

The Guilford Press

Publication Date:

May 5, 2014

Author

James Morrison, MD

About the Author:

James Morrison, MD is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He has extensive experience in both private and public sectors.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals; especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about how to assess patients and readily achieve differential diagnosis. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the spectrum of mental health diagnosis used by health care professionals to treat the needs of mental health patients.

  2. Describe typical mental health cases to illustrate the variety of symptoms that affect clinicians ability to make differential diagnosis.

  3. Describe principles for clinicians to use when diagnosing the mental health of patients.

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