This book can help students and clinicians become familiar with the symptoms that make up each DSM-IV-TR diagnosis. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) . 27 Mar DSM‐IV‐TR case studies: a clinical guide to differential diagnosis. Angela Harte. Melbourne, Australia. Search for more papers by this author. DSM-IV-TR case studies [print]: a clinical guide to differential diagnosis. Responsibility: Allen Frances, Ruth Ross. Imprint: Washington, DC: American.

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Medical students and other nonmedical mental health professionals may also benefit from this reference. Reviewed by Vladimir MaleticM.

W patient with the same psychiatric condition is likely to have different presentations in the office of a psychiatrist versus that of a family physician, pediatrician, gynecologist, internist, or neurologist. Although the diagnostic manual is designed to be useful in all of these settings, differences in manifestation of idagnosis are not accounted for.

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Clinical pearls are scattered throughout this text. The discussion of differential diagnosis is thorough, thoughtful, and, at times, sensitive to cultural, gender, medical, and psychodynamic influences. In spite of some reservations, I would recommend this text to psychiatrists-in-training, primary care physicians, and other specialists who may see patients with psychiatric ailments. Helpful diagnostic algorithms are often suggested. Readers with more scholarly aspirations can find some interesting discussions, such as diagnosing schizophrenic versus schizoaffective dsm-iv-tr case studies a clinical guide to differential diagnosis bipolar disorder and making distinctions between obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.


The chapter on medication-induced movement disorders is very timely and necessary. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

DSM-IV-TR Case Studies: A Clinical Guide to Differential Diagnosis

The authors of the text faced a tough cqse I do not believe it is fair to assign the responsibility for these relative shortcomings to the authors of the text, because, for the most part, they dsm-iv-tr case studies a clinical guide to differential diagnosis the limitations of the DSM writ large. DSM-IV-TR Xiagnosis Studiesas well as the diagnostic manual it is based on, may be viewed as a culmination of an effort to codify the great diversity of human emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems and classify them into clear-cut phenomenological categories.

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Cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity in manifesting symptoms of psychiatric illness is seldom reflected in the selection of case histories.

Recommendations for diagnostic workup and treatment planning are straightforward and practical. All of the patients are examined in a psychiatric setting.


I believe that DSM-IV-TR Case Studies will intrigue and educate novices to the field and provide experienced clinicians with a helpful refresher text and, possibly, a bit of nostalgia.

Patient histories, at their best, are infused with lifelike details—evocative, poignant, and reflective of rich clinical experience.

Complex comorbidities, including medical illness, drug interactions, or side effects, are rarely present. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. Some of the diagnostic modifiers of depressive disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder, specifying the chronicity, may be more reflective of the treatment outcome rather than the nature of the condition.