Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-IV-TR

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The Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV-TR? is a handy, low priced companion to the ultimate psychiatric reference, DSM-IV-TR?. It includes all the diagnostic criteria from DSM-IV-TR? in an easy-to-use, paperback format.

In making DSM-IV diagnosis, clinicians and researchers may find it convenient to consult the Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV-TR?, a pocket sized book that contains the classification, the diagnosis criteria, and a listing of the most important conditions to be considered in a differential diagnosis for each category.

Customer Reviews:

  • Worth the money
    It is exactly what it says, a quick reference. If you are buying it for clinical work for quick referencing in staff meetings it is perfect however it does not replace the full DSM for thorough case studies. If you need a quick and small reference, I would suggest buying this book....more info
  • Very useful
    This is so much easier than carrying the huge book around. It is short and sweet. I do have to refer to "the big one" from time to time, but love this little thing!...more info
  • Slightly delay but was refunded most of the price and still got the book.
    The book was not shipped for 10 days. When I emailed the staff they told me they were training someone new, refunded me $10, and paid for the book to be overnighted. Overall a very good experience....more info
  • a hateful little book that is perfect for insurance billing
    This has been the only version of the DSM that I've owned in the past nine years, and it suits my purposes: short, sweet, consise, gets right to the diagnostic criteria without a lot of fuss. If you're in the mental health field and are required to make diagnoses to be able to bill, then this is the book for you.

    But what a hateful little joke of a book. I've heard people compare this book to a field guide (such as for birds or butterflies). HARDLY! Field guides tell about real phenomena, real categories that are objectively definable and distinct, real things that you can actually learn from. This book tries to give that impression, scientifically even. Yeah right. What is scientific about a bunch of so-called experts sitting around a room literally VOTING on the definition of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and anxiety...

    It's a great error to take this book too seriously...and I look forward to the day when no one cares about conventional diagnosis at all anymore....more info
  • DSM Quick Reference
    The book itself is fine, however, it is exactly the same book as the DSMDesk Reference which is confusing and lead me to purchase both thenhad to return this one. The DSM Desk Reference is spiral bound and nicer. ...more info
  • Essential for honoring any psychiatry rotation
    The mini-DSM IV is an excellent resource. It's like the big fat one without all the unnecessary weight. I used it mainly for looking up mental disorder criteria while on rounds or during morning report. It also fits nicely in your pocket and impresses the attendings and residents. Anything to show them your commitment goes a long way towards a good evaluation at the end of the rotation. I mainly used this and the pocket pharmacopoeia on the wards and studied from NMS Psych at home, though I'm told First Aid for Psych is much better for home study.

    I've never really been interested in psych so take my recommendation with a grain of salt. On the other hand I got great evals on the rotation with this and other materials.

    I'd probably buy this book again if I hadn't already completed my psych rotation. It'll serve me well on other rotations when I need to refer to psych for something. It's worth the slightly high dollar amount ascribed to it....more info
  • Handy
    The Quick Reference guide is great. If you are student in counseling or clinic psychology this book will extend the life off your back, due to its light weight and smallness of stature.

    It contains the criteria for all mental illness in the DSM-IV-TR and is handy.

    One reviewer said that it is the only DSM that you will ever need. That person is correct. ...more info


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