Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR Fourth Edition (Text Revision)

 
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Since the DSM-IV? was published in 1994, we’ve seen many advances in our knowledge of psychiatric illness. This Text Revision incorporates information culled from a comprehensive literature review of research about mental disorders published since DSM-IV? was completed in 1994. Updated information is included about the associated features, culture, age, and gender features, prevalence, course, and familial pattern of mental disorders.

The DSM-IV? brings this essential diagnostic tool up-to-date, to promote effective diagnosis, treatment, and quality of care. Now you can get all the essential diagnostic information you rely on from the DSM-IV? along with important updates not found in the 1994 edition.

Stay current with important updates to the DSM-IV?:

• Benefit from new research into Schizophrenia, Asperger’s Disorder, and other conditions

• Utilize additional information about the epidemiology and other facets of DSM conditions

• Update ICD-9-CM codes implemented since 1994 (including Conduct Disorder, Dementia, Somatoform Disorders)

DSM-IV-TR, the handheld version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision, is now available for both Palm OS and PocketPC handhelds. This Text Revision incorporates information culled from a comprehensive literature review of research about mental disorders and includes associated features, culture, age, and gender features, prevalence, course, and familial pattern of mental disorders. And with Skyscape's patented smARTlink™ technology, DSM-IV-TR can easily cross-index with other clinical and drug prescription products from Skyscape to provide a powerful and integrated source of clinical information that you can carry with you wherever you go!

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  • A must if you're in the field of Psychology
    Whether you are a student or a professional in the field of Psychology, this book is indespensible!...more info
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    It is utilised for the diagnosis of clinical disorders and certainly a good reference tool for professionals.
    I was happy with the product, price and delivery options....more info
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  • DSM-IV-TR
    Must have for anyone wanting to work in psychology. This is like the bible for mental disorders....more info
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  • DSM-IV-TR
    The DSM-IV is the diagnostic hand book for mental health problems. for profesionals in this field it is a must have....more info
  • great book
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  • Pages are coming loose...
    I purchased this for a diagnostic counseling class in September '06. I use it weekly. Some of the pages are coming loose from the spine. I think this book is too big, and should be in volumes divided into disorders, or something like that. The pages are tissue thin, and we all know that this is a book that will be referred to often in practice. Of course, it is a necessary item in practice, and the information is just as it ought to be. There is a new DSM-V due out next year....more info
  • DSM-4 Psych Manual
    I knew what I was buying; the only difference was that it was updated. This manual covers every conceivable mental disorder or difficulty, and is very widely used by doctors, schools, health care professionals. It is a reference book that everyone should have- we all know plenty of folks, loved ones, who suffer from various types of psych disorders. Be informed, straight from the American Psychiatric Association with this most up-to-date version....more info
  • A must book
    This is a book that is essential for all those involved in the mental health field....more info
  • An extraordinary window into the mechanisms of social ordering
    We live in increasingly complex societies where knowledge is endlessly expanding. Unless it is ordered, of course, information itself does us no good. The medical profession was among the first to recognize the need for ordered, cataloged information.

    I became involved with DSM by accident: one of my projects required me to include a few pages copied from the DSM, well within the limits of Fair Use. Normally I would have hopped over to the library, copied the pages and been on my way. One of the local libraries, however, had a circulating copy so I spent more time with the volume than I would have otherwise.

    Consider that there is no small amount of controversy surrounding the DSM (which, by the wsy, stands for "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders"). Many point wagging fingers at it for becoming involved with political issues, such as its well publicized dropping some years back of homosexuality as a "mental disorder". Others claim it is a make-word project for psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, social workers and others who are presented with an ever expanding array of mental disorders which are, in turn, covered by insurance and become cash flow producers for practitioners.

    For the practitioner, however, it is easy to see that it provides a framework within which to compare their observations of a specific client against the collective knowledge of the American Psychiatric Association and its DSM publication committee.

    Leafing through it is a solid reminder of how fortunate many of us are: we don't have any of the major disorders described here. On the other hand, it is interesting to see how inventive the mental health professionals have been in turning so many seemingly commonplace conditions into "mental disorders" for which they can be paid to treat. (Like many, I have a somewhat jaundiced view of psychotherapy. I have know two women who spent more than 25 years each in therapy - before deciding to become therapists.)

    The introductory description of how the DSM came to be, how it is compiled and how it should be applied is fascinating in itself. The 1840 U.S. Census recorded only one variety of mental illness: "idiocy/insanity". By 1870, seven categories were listed. There are now, counting sub-divisions, hundreds of categories.

    It is indeed fascinating to read the descriptions of the disorders and the diagnostic criteria. It is possible - with a little stretching - to see that the future of such medicine may rest in automated diagnostics. The computer program Eliza and other experiments gave a foretaste of that.

    All in all, from a layman's perspective, a fascinating look at the human penchant for collecting, organizing, preserving and disseminating knowledge in action.

    Jerry...more info
  • A Necessity
    I am a Licensed MFT, I live by the information in this book. I highly recommend it as a learning/diagnostic tool. ...more info
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    There are no other books published with all the information to do the job at hand than this one... Read, study, or share it with others on your staff...
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  • Good
    I think this book could be sorted differently but other than that offers great insight and is a great reference tool for anyone going into the Mental Health field....more info
  • DSM-IV-TR
    Great book for Psychologists or Behavioral Analysts, or anyone who just wants to know more about the different personality disorders, paraphilias and mental disorders out there....more info
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  • Seems overly technical, even for psych
    Psych is difficult to understand in it's complex levels. This book goes to some extremes, where it could have been easier to just simplify it. Some "DSM-IV" for dummies books do exactly that, making the whole thing a lot easier to comprehend and use. Overall, it's the standard knowledge base needed for any psychologist/health clinician. ...more info
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  • DSM IV for everyone
    This book has helped me immensely in that it reviews all symptoms, diagnoses that any given person might want to look over. Whether you work with children or adults, this comprehensive volume is an asset to anyone wanting to aid or understand people. ...more info
  • Accurate tool to assist in diagnosing conditions
    DSM IV R provides psychologists as possible an accurate tool in helping identify conditions and assist clients in their journey to wellness. The section on ASD provides guidelines to help with diagnosis but with the seperation of Asghers Syndrome I feel this could have ben incorportated along the Autsim Spectrum. The language is clear and assist in quick reference guide when working in a busy clinical setting. I feel that future additions would benefit if they could include a section on medications and effects on the neurological functioning to assist us in working in a multidisciplinary team to help educate the client with side effects and getting better through a holistic approach...more info
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  • I love my DSM-IV-TR!
    Although the DSM-V is scheduled to come out in 2011, it was crucial that I obtain the edition currently in use by mental health professionals worldwide. This text is the standard for anyone interested in mental illness. (I would recommend the DSM-IV Made Easy or the DSM-IV-TR Desk Reference for the casual reader though)....more info
  • Interesting
    I have been taking Psychology class and this book helps understand the disorders that we discuss in class. ...more info
  • Useful guidelines for mental conditions
    A great book to use as a reference for a common language when referring to mental conditions. ...more info
  • A Must Have For Every Psychology Major
    This is a great gift for any friend or loved one who is a student in the field of Psychology. I bought it for an undergraduate friend of mine and he loved it! Because I used to be a Psych major as well, I knew that it would be an excellent tool for research. If he doesn't use it for his current classes, I'm sure it will be a requirement for future ones. I was told by former professors that it is needed for graduate studies, as well. ...more info
  • Required text in the field of psychology
    The DSM-IV-TR is fairly straight forward and easy to understand. It is not perfect and has limitations in application, but is good overall. If you are entering the field of psychology, this is a must-have. All psychiatric or psychological diagnoses must meet the criteria of this book. This will not tell you how you should treat disorders. It just gives the criteria and descriptions of each recognized mental disorder. If you want to learn about treatment, you will need an additional text such as the Manual of Psychopathology. ...more info
  • Essential
    This book is essential for anyone going into clinical psychology. The criteria sets for all psychological disorders are contained in this book and it is needed to make correct psychological diagnoses....more info
  • Social Worker Reveiw
    This is a very useful tool that I frequently utilize. It is the best tool for finding diagnostic criteria and discerning disorders that are similar....more info
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  • An excellent and necessary resource
    As an MSW student, I was required to buy this book; it's certainly a vital resource for a social worker who will be working in community mental health. We provide the majority of the mental and behavioral health services in this country-- not psychologists, not psychiatrists, not nurses, not nurse practitioners, not any other type of therapists. So we need to have this book! I also supplement this information with a tremendous amount of research through the University of Tennessee, so I am in a position to know that the committees got things right for the most part.

    My biggest point of contention when it comes to the DSM-IV-TR is that someone (who, I don't know) chose to not include complex PTSD disorders of extreme stress, not otherwise specified, as was recommended by many experts in the field (Judith Hermann among others.) Because of this, all PTSD is still lumped together in the anxiety disorders. Complex PTSD needs to be in with the dissociative disorders; all the evidence points that way. Virtually all of the diagnostic criteria for PTSD puts it in the dissociative disorders category anyway; only a limited number of the most superficial symptoms are similar to the anxiety disorders. Quite honestly, I'm not sure why it's still in there, except that some stubborn old MD's are probably still arguing for it. If PTSD can't have its own category, as it maybe should, then it likely should go in with the DD's rather than the anxiety disorders. But this is my pet peeve, clearly! ...more info