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Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5®

American Psychiatric Association

  • ISBN 978-0-89042-556-5
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The Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5 is a concise, affordable companion to the ultimate psychiatric reference, DSM-5. It includes the fully revised diagnostic classification, as well as all of the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 in an easy-to-use paperback format. This handy reference provides quick access to the information essential to making a diagnosis. Designed to supplement DSM-5, this convenient guide will assist all mental health professionals as they integrate the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria into their diagnoses.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders stands alone as the most authoritative reference available for clinical practice in the mental health field, and the structural and diagnostic changes in the fifth edition are must-know material for every clinician. The Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5 distills the most crucial, updated diagnostic information from this volume to provide clinicians with an invaluable resource for effectively diagnosing mental disorders, ranging from the most prevalent to the least common.


  • Preface
  • DSM-5 Classification
  • Section I: DSM-5 Basics
  • Chapter 1. Use of the Manual
  • Chapter 2. Cautionary Statement for Forensic Use of DSM-5
  • Section II: Diagnostic Criteria and Codes
  • Chapter 3. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Chapter 4. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Chapter 5. Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Chapter 6. Depressive Disorders
  • Chapter 7. Anxiety Disorders
  • Chapter 8. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Chapter 9. Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Chapter 10. Dissociative Disorders
  • Chapter 11. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Chapter 12. Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Chapter 13. Elimination Disorders
  • Chapter 14. Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • Chapter 15. Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Chapter 16. Gender Dysphoria
  • Chapter 17. Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • Chapter 18. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Chapter 19. Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Chapter 20. Personality Disorders
  • Chapter 21. Paraphilic Disorders
  • Chapter 22. Other Mental Disorders
  • Chapter 23. Medication-Induced Movement Disorders and Other Adverse Effects of Medication
  • Chapter 24. Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention
  • Index

For quick consultation of diagnostic criteria, the Desk Reference is a well-constructed set of easily accessed and readily used lists in a pocket-size format that will likely find its way into the white coats of trainees and their supervisors alike.—Michael D. Jibson & Lisa S. Seyfried, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Academic Psychiatry, 08/25/2016

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