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The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5® explores all revisions to the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual, and shows clinicians how they can best apply the strong points and shortcomings of psychiatry's most contentious resource. Written by a celebrated professor of psychiatry, this reader-friendly book uses evidence-based critiques and new research to point out where DSM-5 is right, where it is wrong, and where the jury's still out. Along the way, The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5® sifts through the many public controversies and clinical debates surrounding the drafting of the manual and shows how they inform a modern understanding of psychiatric illness, diagnosis and treatment. This book is necessary reading for all mental health professionals as they grapple with the first major revision of the DSM to appear in over 30 years.

About the Author

Joel Paris, MD, was born in New York City, but has spent most of his life in Canada. He obtained an MD from McGill University in 1964, where he also trained in psychiatry. Dr. Paris has been a member of the McGill psychiatry department since 1972 and served as Department Chair from 1997 to 2007. He has published 178 peer-reviewed articles, 14 books and 40 book chapters. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Table of Contents


Part I: Diagnostic Principles

Chapter 1-The history of diagnosis in psychiatry

Chapter 2-How diagnostic manuals are made

Chapter 3-What is and is not a mental disorder

Chapter 4-Diagnostic validity

Chapter 5-Dimensionality

Chapter 6--Clinical utility

Part II: Specific Diagnoses

Chapter 7-Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychoses

Chapter 8-Bipolar and related disorders

Chapter 9-Depressive disorders

Chapter 10-Anxiety disorders, trauma, and the OCD spectrum

Chapter 11-- Substance abuse, eating disorders, and sexual disorders

Chapter 12-Neurodevelopmental and disruptive behavioral disorders

Chapter 13-Personality disorders

Chapter 14--Other diagnostic groups

Part III--Overview

Chapter 15-A guide for the perplexed

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Paris, Joel
Oxford University Press, USA
Medicine | Psychiatry & Psychology
Psychology : General
Psychology - Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
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