Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

Author(s): Michael B. First, Allan Tasman

Published Online: 8 AUG 2006

Print ISBN: 9780470019153

Online ISBN: 9780470029527

DOI: 10.1002/0470029528

About this Book

A concise reference providing all the clinically relevant information required to diagnose and treat patients with mental health disorders.  

A Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders combines the DSM diagnostic criteria with clear, detailed information on treatment options, listing all drugs available for the disorder and giving full clinical management advice. Each disorder is discussed under the headings of Diagnosis / Differential Diagnosis, including assessment issues, laboratory tests or procedures, gender ratio, prevalence, familial pattern and Treatment, including therapeutic options and practical advice for patient management with the help of tables and treatment flowcharts.

  • The first book on the market to list treatment options and recommendations alongside the DSM-IV classifications of each mental disorder
  • Concise, focused clinical management advice given by the experts, all treatment options are discussed
  • Diagnostic decision trees, treatment flowcharts and algorithms provided for clear management guidance

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