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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The chapter on medication-induced movement disorders is very timely and necessary.

Patient histories, at their best, are infused with lifelike details—evocative, poignant, and reflective of rich clinical experience. Clinical pearls are scattered throughout this text.

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I do not believe it is fair to assign the responsibility fo these relative shortcomings to the authors of the text, because, studie the most part, they are the limitations of the DSM writ large. The use of the therapeutic relationship as a diagnostic tool is hinted at on several occasions.

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

Recommendations for diagnostic workup and treatment planning are straightforward and practical. Helpful diagnostic algorithms are often suggested.

Medical students and other nonmedical mental health professionals may also benefit from this reference. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

All of the patients are examined in a psychiatric setting. Although the diagnostic manual is designed to be useful in all of these settings, differences in manifestation of psychopathology are not accounted for. Cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity in manifesting symptoms stueies psychiatric illness is seldom reflected in the selection of case histories.

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The authors of the text faced a tough challenge: 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.

Dsm-iv-ttr 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.

A 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.

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. DSM-IV-TR Case 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 sfudies, cognitive, and behavioral problems and classify them into clear-cut phenomenological categories.

Readers with more scholarly aspirations can find some interesting discussions, such as diagnosing schizophrenic versus schizoaffective versus bipolar disorder and making distinctions between obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. The discussion of differential diagnosis is thorough, thoughtful, and, at times, sensitive to cultural, gender, medical, and psychodynamic influences.