The Study Guide to DSM-5 is an indispensable instructional supplement to DSM-5 to help teachers and students of psychiatry, psychology, social work, medical schools, and residency programs understand and apply diagstic criteria and key clinical concepts through a variety of learning tools. The Study Guide can stand alone as a training supplement to DSM-5 or be paired with DSM-5 Clinical Cases as comprehensive instruction for understanding and applying DSM-5. The Study Guide possesses a multitude of features that will benefit both learner and instructor: Foundational concepts of diagsis are amplified with case vignettes, discussion questions, and recommended reading to enrich kwledge and practice. Content and features are consistent across the chapters for diagstic classes. These chapters include an introduction, diagstic pearls, summary discussion, and self-assessment questions and answers. In-depth discussions of key diagses within each class cover approach to the diagsis, getting the history, diagstic tips, clinical vignettes, and differential diagsis. Key clinical vignettes exemplify diagstic criteria while reflecting the complexity of real-life scenarios. In addition, examples are offered to help readers appreciate diagstic variations and ambiguities. Discussion points and questions for self-assessment are provided for each diagstic class throughout the guide, allowing readers to test their understanding of DSM-5 and helping teachers to focus on the most critical issues. A special section dedicated to an overview of diagstic questions that cover material across the Study Guide and DSM-5 provides additional testing of kwledge, along with an answer key. Engagingly written, the Study Guide to DSM-5 introduces learners to DSM-5 and provides them with the tools they need to fully understand and deftly apply DSM-5 concepts and criteria.
Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A., is Chairman and Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and Chief of Psychiatry Service at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California. She is also Editor-in-Chief of Academic Psychiatry. Alan K. Louie, M.D., is Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.