Master diagnostician James Morrison presents the spectrum of diagnoses in DSM-5 in an engaging and clinically useful format.
Demystifying DSM-5 criteria without sacrificing accuracy, the book includes both ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM codes for each disorder. It also includes the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale (from DSM-IV), with a clear rationale for its continued use. More than 130 detailed case vignettes illustrate typical patient presentations; down-to-earth discussions of each case demonstrate how to arrive at the diagnosis and rule out other likely possibilities. Providing a wealth of diagnostic pointers, Morrison writes with the wisdom and wit that made his guide to the prior DSM a valued resource for hundreds of thousands of clinicians.
"This is the book I've been waiting for! Thorough and user friendly, DSM-5 Made Easy is a masterpiece of information, advice, and guidance. This comprehensive guidebook offers clinicians a wealth of helpful information. It is the best book of its kind and one that I will be consulting for years to come. Highly recommended."--Ellen Braaten, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"This is a wonderful book that really gets it right about psychiatric diagnosis. Importantly, Morrison understands that diagnosis is not about labeling but about organizing a person's experience so that treatment is possible. He gets the big picture and attends to the details in the proper context, seeing diagnosis not simply as a snapshot but as an understanding of how psychiatric problems unfold and impair. The book includes cases that ring true and a logical approach to sifting and sorting through symptoms and coming to a parsimonious diagnosis. It is a great companion to the drier style of DSM-5, but also could stand alone as a sourcebook on DSM diagnoses. Bravo!"--John T. Walkup MD, Department of Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medical College
"DSM-5 can be overwhelming, especially for those new to the field, but reading Morrison is like sitting with and listening to a wise and seasoned clinician sharing his thinking processes. Over 130 superbly constructed cases show exactly how Morrison applies the DSM-5 rules and logic. The cases bring the criteria sets and checklists of DSM to life. If you want to learn to think the way DSM-5 does, this is your best guide. It is suitable as a text in introduction-to-the-profession courses in clinical fields. The explanations of how to use the book are excellent guides for teachers and students and will greatly enhance learning."--Edward L. Zuckerman, PhD, author of Clinician's Thesaurus
James Morrison, MD, is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. With his practical books--including, most recently, Diagnosis Made Easier, Second edition, and The First Interview, Fourth edition--Dr. Morrison has guided hundreds of thousands of mental health professionals and students through the complexities of clinical evaluation and diagnosis.
662 pages. 2014