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Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5®

American Psychiatric Association

  • ISBN 978-0-89042-563-3
  • Item #2563


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.


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

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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