DSM-5-TR Clinical Cases presents patient cases that exemplify the mental disorders categorized in DSM-5-TR, bringing DSM-5-TR alive for teachers and students of psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, and related mental health and healthcare fields. With chapters that correspond to the main DSM-5-TR diagnostic categories (i.e., the first 19 chapters in Section II), this book guides the reader through the complexities of clinical assessment and the many types of contextual information needed to obtain a full diagnostic picture of a patient.
Every feature in the book helps to bridge the distance between the formal classification and the real-life presentation of patients: • The cases and discussions make for fresh, compelling reading for both experienced clinicians and those new to diagnostic classification. Case authors were selected for their expertise in the diagnostic categories described in the specific case. • Cases and their accompanying discussions adhere to a consistent format developed by the editor to fully illuminate the disorder being profiled. Areas explored in case discussions may include patient history (e.g., present illness, family psychiatric history, medical conditions), mental status exam and laboratory test results, and sex-, gender-, and culture-related issues. Each case closes with one or more diagnoses and a list of suggested readings.• As is often true in real life, the cases are incomplete, and not all diagnoses are clear-cut. The discussions often explore how the case may not entirely fit diagnostic criteria, and what other information might be helpful.• A comprehensive index enables readers to locate cases by type of disorder, special interests, and DSM-5-TR diagnosis.• The book is designed to serve as an auxiliary text in a variety of contexts-from graduate-level psychology courses to medical school and residency training programs to social work curricula. In addition, practicing clinicians can use the book to help firm up their diagnostic skills and to prepare for specialty examinations.
Fascinating, practical, and instructive, DSM-5-TR Clinical Cases succeeds in bringing DSM-5-TR to the examining room.
About the Author:
John W. Barnhill, M.D., is DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College; Chief of the Consultation-Liaison Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; and a faculty member at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training & Research in New York City.