Feb 23, 2020
Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis, First Edition: Responding to the Challenge of DSM-5
Posted by Allen Frances

Grounded in author Allen Frances s extensive clinical experience, this comprehensive yet concise guide helps the busy clinician find the right psychiatric diagnosis and avoid the many pitfalls that lead to errors Covering every disorder routinely encountered in clinical practice, Frances provides the appropriate ICD 9 CM code for each one the same code utilized in the DSGrounded in author Allen Frances s extensive clinical experience, this comprehensive yet concise guide helps the busy clinician find the right psychiatric diagnosis and avoid the many pitfalls that lead to errors Covering every disorder routinely encountered in clinical practice, Frances provides the appropriate ICD 9 CM code for each one the same code utilized in the DSM , a useful screening question, a colorful descriptive prototype, lucid diagnostic tips, and a discussion of other disorders that must be ruled out The book closes with an index of the most common presenting symptoms, listing possible diagnoses that must be considered for each Frances was instrumental in the development of past editions of the DSM and provides helpful cautions on questionable aspects of DSM 5.

  • Title: Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis, First Edition: Responding to the Challenge of DSM-5
  • Author: Allen Frances
  • ISBN: 9781462510498
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback
  • Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis First Edition Responding to the Challenge of DSM Grounded in author Allen Frances s extensive clinical experience this comprehensive yet concise guide helps the busy clinician find the right psychiatric diagnosis and avoid the many pitfalls that le

    Morgan Blackledge

    Right form the beginning, the author makes it clear that he is skeptical of contemporary psychiatry s tendency to over diagnose and medicate ostensibly normal human feelings and behaviors The author doesn t miss an opportunity to point out what he perceives as dangerous flaws in the the underlying rationale and outcome of the recent DSM 5 revisions.Although I agree with much of the authors critiques, I found them to be ultimately one sided and frankly unsolicited, particularly in a book that is [...]


    Katie Kline

    What a pompous, ignorant douchebag Frances makes a lot of good points, but is not sensitive to how his language often serves to increase stigma surrounding people with mental illness and the use of psychotropic medications A lot of this book reads as ableist, sexist, binarist, and cissexist while this is an essential read for helping professionals, Frances is not as woke as he needs to be and is prone to committing microaggressions throughout this text.


    Amber Koppenhofer

    This book covers one man s perspective on the DSM 5 Frances, a major contributor to the development of the DSM III, DSM III R, and the DSM IV, takes a very critical standpoint on the reorganization, removal, and renaming of the disorders included in the DSM 5 Though Frances makes many valid points, I cannot say his points are objective It seems to me he has taken the changes that have occurred between the DSM IV and the DSM 5 quite personally Nonetheless, if you work in the mental health field a [...]


    Evan Micheals

    An excellent book to read for me as a clinician It has enhanced my understanding of what a diagnosis should be Clear and easy to understand I will be a better clinician for having read this cover to cover, and also better informed and able to argue with Doctors that try to pull psycho bullshit on me A diagnosis should benefit the patient primarily, not be a tool to show what an expert the clinician is.The treatment of Mental Illness is subjective than us the experts care to admit.


    Carolynne

    This is a very fast read, and has some useful information, but mainly it is Allen Frances rant against the DSM V He has some valid points, but all is delivered in a hysterical and conspiracy theory fearing tone.


    Kevin

    I found this book helpful in understanding the disorders in the DSM 5, as well as how this version of the DSM differs from previous ones Have to say that I enjoyed the author s snarky critiques as much as his explanations of the diagnoses.


    Janelle

    Author makes some good points about the new DSM 5 but comes across as slightly bitter I found it amusing and straight to the point A boiled down version of the dsm



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