The intelligent clinician's guide to the DSM-5 ® / Joel Paris, MD Professor of psychiatry, McGill University Montreal, Canada.

  • Paris, Joel, 1940-
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About this work


"The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5 explores all revisions to the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual, and shows clinicians how they can best apply the strong points and shortcomings of psychiatry's most contentious resource. Written by a celebrated professor of psychiatry, this reader-friendly book uses evidence-based critiques and new research to point out where DSM-5 is right, where it is wrong, and where the jury's still out. Along the way, The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5 sifts through the many public controversies and clinical debates surrounding the drafting of the manual and shows how they inform a modern understanding of psychiatric illness, diagnosis and treatment. This book is necessary reading for all mental health professionals as they grapple with the first major revision of the DSM to appear in over 30 years." -- Publisher's website.


Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]

Physical description

xxi, 232 pages ; 21 cm


The history of diagnosis in psychiatry -- How diagnostic manuals are made -- What is (and is not) a mental disorder -- Diagnostic validity -- Dimensionality -- Clinical utility -- Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychoses -- Bipolar and related disorders -- Depressive disorders -- Anxiety disorders, trauma, and the Obsessive-compulsive spectrum -- Substance use, eating, and sexual disorders -- Neurodevelopmental and disruptive behavioral disorders -- Personality disorders -- Other diagnostic groupings -- A guide for the perplexed.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-224) and index.


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    WM141 2013P23i
    Open shelves

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